"Estat de la Republique de Raguse", Duval, Pierre
Period: 1661 (published)
Publication: La Geographie Universelle
Color: Hand Color
4.8 x 3.9 inches
12.2 x 9.9 cm
This is a miniature map of the Dalmatian coast of present-day Croatia. It depicts the Republic of Ragusa, a vassal of the Ottoman Empire, and rival with the Republic of Venice for control of trade in the Adriatic. The city of Raguse (Dubrovnik) is prominently shown. 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 with very light toning and a few spots of errant coloring.