Auction 148, Lot 444

"L'Islande", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Iceland

Period: 1682 (published)

Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle

Color: Hand Color

5.1 x 4.3 inches
13 x 10.9 cm

A delightful little map of Iceland that is based on the map of Joris Carolus. M. Hekla is shown erupting, with towns and other topographical features 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. This is one of the few maps in the atlas that is not based on his uncle's work, and did not appear until the second edition of Duval's Geographie Universelle.

References: King (2nd ed) pp. 132-135; Pastoureau, Duval XI Fa.

Condition: B+

A fine impression with attractive color on watermarked paper and light toning along the centerfold.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/19/2014