Auction 148, Lot 729

"Le Biledulgerid ou Numidie, et le Zaara Autrement le Desert", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1682 (published)

Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle

Color: Hand Color

5 x 4 inches
12.7 x 10.2 cm

Charming miniature map of northern Africa just north of the Niger River, and extending to include the Canary Islands. 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+

Watermarked paper with wide, original margins and a few light stains.

Estimate: $100 - $130


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