Auction 165, Lot 597

"Sicile", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Sicily, Italy

Period: 1661 (published)

Publication: La Geographie Universelle

Color: Hand Color

5.1 x 4 inches
13 x 10.2 cm

This miniature map of Sicily depicts major towns and key topographical features, and is adorned with a lovely shell cartouche. A flaming Mount Etna is graphically illustrated. 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 [70].

Condition: A

Original color on watermarked paper with marginal toning and a small spot of foxing in the top blank margin.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 11/15/2017