Catalog Archive
Auction 154, Lot 360

"La Guaiane ou France Equinoctiale", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana

Period: 1682 (published)

Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.9 inches
12.2 x 9.9 cm
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This charming miniature map covers the northwestern region of South America. The map is centered on the mythical Lac Parime ou Roponouuini with the golden city of Manoa el Dorado on its northern shore. 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: B+

A crisp impression and attractive color on watermarked paper with light toning along centerfold.

Estimate: $95 - $120

Sold for: $50

Closed on 9/16/2015