Auction 142, Lot 537

"Moscovie ou Russie", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Western Russia

Period: 1682 (published)

Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle

Color: Hand Color

5 x 4.2 inches
12.7 x 10.7 cm

A charming miniature map of western Russia, centered roughly on Moscow, extending to the Caspian Sea at bottom right. Key towns, rivers, and political divisions are depicted. 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 a hint of toning along centerfold.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $60

Closed on 11/28/2012