"Isle de Madagascar dite de St. Laurens et Aujourdhui Isle Dauphine", 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 miniature map of Madagascar extends to include the southeastern coast of Africa, and depicts major towns and key topographical features. 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.
Watermark of a crown with faint toning along centerfold and marginal soiling. There is evidence of a crack in the plate in the top border.