Auction 150, Lot 616

"Chine", Duval, Pierre

Subject: China

Period: 1682 (published)

Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle

Color: Hand Color

4.1 x 5.1 inches
10.4 x 13 cm

This miniature map of China, Korea and Taiwan depicts major towns and key topographical features. The Great Wall is illustrated at top and Korea appears as a strangely shaped peninsula. 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

Watermarked paper with attractive color.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/17/2014