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Auction 151, Lot 13

"Le Monde en Planisphere", Duval, Pierre

Subject: World

Period: 1682 (published)

Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle

Color: Hand Color

5 x 4.1 inches
12.7 x 10.4 cm

This is the first world map created by Duval, first published in 1658. This miniature double-hemisphere map depicts the island of California with Iesso extending between Asia and North America. There are a few place names noted on each continent, including Virginie and Canada in North America. The western outline of Terre Australe is depicted, and a large, partially delineated Terres Antarctiques is shown. The map was updated in 1672 with a numbered key at bottom identifying various straits, seas, and rivers. 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: Shirley #405; King (2nd ed) pp. 132-135; Pastoureau, Duval XI Fa.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on watermarked paper with attractive old color that has been partially refreshed There is light toning along centerfold and sheet edges, a few small spots of foxing, and a professionally repaired centerfold separation that enters 1.5" into map at top.

Estimate: $375 - $450


Closed on 11/19/2014