Auction 165, Lot 544

"Moscovie", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Russia in Europe

Period: 1661 (published)

Publication: La Geographie Universelle

Color: Hand Color

5 x 4.1 inches
12.7 x 10.4 cm

A charming miniature map of western Russia, centered roughly on Moscow, extending to the Caspian Sea at bottom right. Key towns, rivers, and political divisions are depicted. 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.

Condition: B+

Original color with faint offsetting and light toning.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/15/2017