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