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Auction 168, Lot 472

"La France", Duval, Pierre

Subject: France

Period: 1661 (published)

Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.8 inches
12.2 x 9.7 cm

A charming miniature map of France divided into provinces and showing the major cities and rivers. 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: B+

Original color on watermarked paper with very light toning, marginal soiling, and a few tiny worm tracks confined to the blank margins that have been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 6/6/2018