Auction 139, Lot 605

"Asie", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Asia

Period: 1682 (published)

Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle

Color: Hand Color

5 x 4 inches
12.7 x 10.2 cm

This charming miniature map of Asia depicts major towns and key topographical features. The Caspian Sea (Mer de Kilan) is depicted in a round formation. 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; Ankary, p. 227.

Condition: A

Watermarked paper with light toning in blank margins.

Estimate: $110 - $140


Closed on 2/15/2012