"Provinces-Unies des Pays Bas Connues sous le Nom de Hollande…", Duval, Pierre
Period: 1663 (circa)
Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle
Color: Hand Color
5.5 x 4.3 inches
14 x 10.9 cm
This miniature map of the Netherlands is divided into provinces and depicts major towns and key topographical features. The map is adorned with a decorative title cartouche in the form of a lion to represent the coat of arms of the Netherlands. Pierre Duval was Nicolas Sanson's nephew and pupil. He published a wide range of atlases and individual maps including a fine miniature world geography with many of the maps based on Sanson.
References: King (2nd ed) pp. 132-135.
Hint of toning along centerfold.