"L'Empire des Turcs en Toute son Estendue", Duval, Pierre
Subject: Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East
Period: 1682 (published)
Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle
Color: Hand Color
5 x 4.1 inches
12.7 x 10.4 cm
This charming miniature map depicts the expanse of the Turkish Empire, extending from Paris, France to the Caspian Sea (depicted in a round shape), and as far south as the Red Sea and southern tip of Arabia. 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.
A crisp impression on watermarked paper with contemporary outline color in the map and later color in the cartouche. There is light toning and foxing along the edges of the sheet.