Auction 139, Lot 628

"Chine", Duval, Pierre

Subject: China & Korea

Period: 1682 (published)

Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle

Color: Hand Color

4 x 5 inches
10.2 x 12.7 cm

This miniature map of China, Korea and Taiwan depicts major towns and key topographical features. The Great Wall is illustrated at top and Korea appears as a strangely shaped peninsula. 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: A

Watermarked paper with light toning in blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/15/2012