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Auction 167, Lot 353

"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.

Condition: A

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

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 3/28/2018