Auction 165, Lot 574

"L'Italie", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Italy

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 [57].

Condition: A

Original color with minor toning and a few small damp stains along the top edge of the sheet.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 11/15/2017