"Tucuman", Duval, Pierre
Period: 1682 (published)
Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle
Color: Hand Color
4.9 x 3.9 inches
12.4 x 9.9 cm
This miniature map depicts the region west of the Rio de la Plata, known as the historical province of Tucuman. A number of cities are named, including Buenos Aires, La Plata (on the northern instead of the southern side of the estuary), and S. Miguel de Tucuman, the provincial capital. The present-day province of Tucuman is the smallest, yet most densely populated province in Argentina, and is situated in the northwest of the country. 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 old color that has been partially refreshed and light toning along centerfold and sheet edges.