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Auction 176, Lot 606

"Asie", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Asia

Period: 1682 (circa)

Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle

Color: Hand Color

4.9 x 3.9 inches
12.4 x 9.9 cm
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This charming miniature map of Asia includes some interesting cartography in northeastern Asia. A huge Terre de Iesso, which extends off the map, is separated from the mainland by a narrow strait, below which are Japan and Korea, depicted as an island. While most of Duval's maps are based on the cartography of Sanson, this feature does not resemble any of Sanson's maps and appears to have originated with Duval. The Caspian Sea (Mer de Kilan) is depicted in a round formation. 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 Fa.

Condition: A

Damp stain in bottom margin, well away from the map.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/12/2020