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Auction 168, Lot 180

"La Floride", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Colonial Southern United States

Period: 1682 (published)

Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle

Color: Hand Color

4.9 x 3.8 inches
12.4 x 9.7 cm

While the composition of this map is based on Sanson's famous map of 1657, Duval has given prominence to the Rio del Spiritu Sto over the other rivers flowing into the Gulf of Mexico. La Caroline is named on the R. de May, and the French claim to the region is shown as Floride Francoise. This is the third state, with Charlesford renamed Charlesfort. 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: Burden #352; cf Cumming (SE) #86; King (2nd ed) pp. 132-135; Pastoureau, Duval XI Fa.

Condition: B

On watermarked paper with moderate toning and foxing. There are remnants of cello tape on verso confined to the sheet corners.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/6/2018