"Terres Antarctiques Dites Autrement Australes et Inconnues", Duval, Pierre
Subject: South Pole
Period: 1682 (published)
Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle
Color: Hand Color
5 x 4 inches
12.7 x 10.2 cm
Finely engraved miniature map of the South Pole, showing a large Terre Australe, which appears to be connected to New Zealand. Australia and Tasmania are depicted with conjectural coastlines, leaving uncertainty as to whether or not they are connected. 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 Fa.
Watermarked paper with a hint of toning along centerfold and some printer's ink residue in wide, original margins.