"Asie", Duval, Pierre
Period: 1682 (published)
Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle
Color: Hand Color
4.9 x 4 inches
12.4 x 10.2 cm
This charming miniature map of Asia depicts major towns and key topographical features. The Caspian Sea (Mer de Kilan) is depicted in a round formation. 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.
A nice impression on watermarked paper with attractive color and light toning along centerfold and sheet edges.