Auction 139, Lot 659

"Presqu'Isle de l'Inde de ca le Gange", Duval, Pierre

Subject: India, Sri Lanka

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 India and Sri Lanka (Ceilan) depicts major towns and key topographical features. The Gulf of Cambay is exaggerated and the headwaters of the Ganges River are misplaced. 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 some tiny spots.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/15/2012