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Auction 189, Lot 362

"Europe", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Europe

Period: 1682 (published)

Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle

Color: Hand Color

5.4 x 4.1 inches
13.7 x 10.4 cm
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This lovely miniature map of Europe marks national boundaries and only depicts a few large cities, rivers, and forests. The map is adorned with a wreath-style title cartouche. 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

A crisp impression on watermarked paper with contemporary outline color in the map and later color in the cartouche. There is very light toning along the centerfold at bottom and along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $110 - $140


Closed on 9/14/2022