"La France", Duval, Pierre
Period: 1661 (published)
Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle
Color: Hand Color
4.8 x 3.8 inches
12.2 x 9.7 cm
A charming miniature map of France divided into provinces and showing the major cities and rivers. 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 very light toning, marginal soiling, and a few tiny worm tracks confined to the blank margins that have been professionally repaired.