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Auction 190, Lot 536

"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
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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.

Condition: A

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.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 11/16/2022