Auction 148, Lot 701

"Isle de Ceilan", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Sri Lanka

Period: 1682 (published)

Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle

Color: Hand Color

4 x 4.9 inches
10.2 x 12.4 cm

This charming miniature map depicts towns, rivers, and mountains throughout Sri Lanka. 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: B+

A fine impression with attractive color on watermarked paper, some soiling at top left, and a hint of toning along the centerfold.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 2/19/2014