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