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Auction 189, Lot 505

"Moscovie ou Russie", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Russia in Europe

Period: 1682 (published)

Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle

Color: Hand Color

5.1 x 4.2 inches
13 x 10.7 cm
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A charming miniature map of western Russia, centered roughly on Moscow, extending to the Caspian Sea at bottom right. Key towns, rivers, and political divisions are depicted. 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 marginal toning and a minor printer's crease at left.

Estimate: $95 - $120

Sold for: $70

Closed on 9/14/2022