Auction 165, Lot 541

"Transilvanie, Valaquie et Moldavie", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Romania & Moldova

Period: 1661 (published)

Publication: La Geographie Universelle

Color: Hand Color

5.1 x 4.1 inches
13 x 10.4 cm

This miniature map of Romania and Moldova depicts major towns and key topographical features. The map is bounded by the Dniester River in the northeast, the Black Sea in the east, and the Danube River in the south. 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 [64].

Condition: B+

Original color with faint offsetting, marginal toning, and a few small damp stains along the top edge of the sheet.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $60

Closed on 11/15/2017