Auction 139, Lot 693

"Nigritie", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1682 (published)

Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle

Color: Hand Color

7.8 x 3.8 inches
19.8 x 9.7 cm

This charming miniature map of western Africa is centered on the Niger River, and depicts major towns and key topographical features. 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 light toning along centerfold.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $60

Closed on 2/15/2012