Auction 162, Lot 715

"Barbarie vers l'Occident [on sheet with] Barbarie vers l'Orient", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1682 (published)

Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle

Color: Hand Color

4.9 x 4 inches
12.4 x 10.2 cm

This charming engraving depicts the northern coastline of Africa from Morocco to Egypt, divided into two maps. A number of cities are depicted along the coast, and a mountain range serves as the southern border of the region. 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+

Original outline color on watermarked paper with a stain in top border and light toning along the centerfold and edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $80 - $95


Closed on 4/26/2017