Auction 140, Lot 648

"Estat de la Republique de Raguse", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Croatia

Period: 1672 (published)

Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.8 x 4 inches
12.2 x 10.2 cm

This is a miniature map of the Dalmatian coast of present-day Croatia. It depicts the Republic of Ragusa, a vassal of the Ottoman Empire, and rival with the Republic of Venice for control of trade in the Adriatic. The city of Raguse (Dubrovnik) is prominently shown. 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; Pastoureau, Duval XI C.

Condition: A

Watermarked paper with faint toning along centerfold and minor soiling in blank margins.

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $80

Closed on 5/23/2012

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