"L'Italie", Duval, Pierre
Period: 1661 (published)
Publication: La Geographie Universelle
Color: Hand Color
4.9 x 4 inches
12.4 x 10.2 cm
This miniature map of Italy depicts major towns and key topographical features, and includes the islands of Corsica, Sardinia, and Sicily, with a depiction of an erupting Mt. Etna. 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 minor toning and a few small damp stains along the top edge of the sheet.