Auction 140, Lot 822

"Congo", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1672 (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 western Africa includes parts of present-day Gabon, Congo and Angola. Major towns and key topographical features are depicted. Lac Zaire is depicted, a mythical lake that was supposed to be the source of both the Nile and the Congo Rivers. 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 toning in blank margins.

Estimate: $90 - $120


Closed on 5/23/2012