Auction 148, Lot 633

"Perse", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1682 (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 Persia depicts major towns and key topographical features. The Persian Gulf is named Mer d'El-Catif, named for the city of Al-Qatif on the Arabian Peninsula that was the major trade port of the region. 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.

Condition: A+

A nice impression on watermarked paper with wide, original margins.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $60

Closed on 2/19/2014