"Amerique", Duval, Pierre
Subject: Western Hemisphere - America
Period: 1682 (published)
Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle
Color: Hand Color
5 x 4 inches
12.7 x 10.2 cm
Charming miniature map of the Americas. California is shown as an island and the D. d'Anien separates California from a huge Terre de Iesso, with a D. de Vriez separating Iesso from an unnamed Asia. The Spanish colony of St. Fe is identified, Quebec is shown as the capital of the French possessions and St. Augustine is shown in Florida. N. Suede is incorrectly shown, as the Dutch took possession of that colony in 1655. In the Pacific, the recently discovered coastline of New Zealand is depicted as a remnant of the old southern continent. This is the third state, with a modified title cartouche. 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 #350; McLaughlin #26; King (2nd ed) pp. 132-135; Pastoureau, Duval XI Fa.
A nice impression on watermarked paper with a hint of offsetting and marginal soiling.