"L'Empire des Turcs en Toute son Estendue", Duval, Pierre
Subject: Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East
Period: 1661 (dated)
Publication: La Geographie Universelle
Color: Hand Color
4.9 x 4.1 inches
12.4 x 10.4 cm
This charming miniature map depicts the expanse of the Turkish Empire, extending from Paris, France to the Caspian Sea (depicted in a round shape), and as far south as the Red Sea and southern tip of Arabia. 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 faint offsetting and a few small damp stains along the top edge of the sheet.