"Franche Comte", Duval, Pierre
Subject: Eastern France
Period: 1672 (published)
Publication: La Geographie Universelle
Color: Hand Color
3.9 x 4.8 inches
9.9 x 12.2 cm
This miniature map of the Franche-Comte region in eastern France depicts major towns and key topographical features. The map is centered on Besancon and extends from Geneva in the south to Vesoul in the north. 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 C.
Original color on watermarked paper with very light toning and a small paper flaw in the left blank margin.