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Auction 156, Lot 200

"Carte de la Virginie", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Colonial Southeastern United States

Period: 1672 (circa)

Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle

Color: Black & White

4.9 x 3.9 inches
12.4 x 9.9 cm
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This charming miniature map covers the coastline from Long Island to the May R. in South Carolina and inland to Lake Erie and the mythical Lake May. It depicts the defunct Swedish colony, the Dutch colony of New York (Nouvel Amsterdam), and the French claim to Florida. Several Native Indian tribes are named, including Iroquois. A tiny inset map of the island of Bermuda is included above the bold oval title cartouche. This is the fourth state. 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: Burden #341; cf. Cumming (SE) #56; King (2nd ed) pp. 132-135; Pastoureau, DUVAL XI C.

Condition: B+

A dark impression on watermarked paper with faint offsetting, stains in bottom corners confined to blank margins, and a small faint stain in map at bottom left.

Estimate: $475 - $600


Closed on 2/17/2016