Auction 157, Lot 691

"Afrique", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Africa

Period: 1682 (published)

Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle

Color: Hand Color

4.9 x 4.1 inches
12.4 x 10.4 cm

Charming small map of the continent with typical mid-seventeenth century cartography. The Nile rises from large twin lakes below the equator. This is the third state, with the addition of several place names: the island of S. Helene la Nouvelle and Gothar just below the equator in central Africa. 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: Betz #95.3; King (2nd ed) pp. 132-135; Pastoureau, Duval XI Fa.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with attractive color, a hint of toning along the centerfold, and a small hole along the neatline at top left that has been professionally infilled with a minute amount of neatline replaced in facsimile.

Estimate: $140 - $170


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