"Irlande", Duval, Pierre
Period: 1661 (published)
Publication: La Geographie Universelle
Color: Hand Color
4.2 x 5 inches
10.7 x 12.7 cm
This miniature map of Ireland depicts major towns and key topographical features, and is adorned with an architectural cartouche. Five provinces are outlined, with the fifth province of Medie (Meath) stretching from Drogheda to the Shannon. 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 A .
Original color on watermarked paper with minor toning.