Auction 139, Lot 594

"Perse", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1682 (published)

Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle

Color: Hand Color

5 x 4 inches
12.7 x 10.2 cm

This miniature map of Persia depicts major towns and key topographical features. The Persian Gulf is named Mer d'El-Catif, named for the city of Al-Qatif on the Arabian Peninsula that was the major trade port of the region. 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.

Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with faint toning along centerfold and two minute holes only visible when held to light.

Estimate: $110 - $140


Closed on 2/15/2012