Paris: Pierre Duval, 1694. unbound. Miniature map. Colored engraving. Image measures 4" x 5". 1694. This beautiful 1694 miniature map by Pierre Duval features Castilla de Oro or the modern day regions of Columbia, Venezuela and Ecuador. Named by the Spanish settlers in the early 16th century, the region of Castilla de Oro included territories from the Gulf of Uraba (the modern day Columbian - Panamanian border region) to the Belen River. Incredibly detailed, the map notes several important cities and towns with beautifully rendered topography. Title cartouche is featured in the lower left. The map is in good condition with minor foxing. Pierre Duval (1618-1683) was the nephew and apprentice of Nicolas Sanson. His widow Marie Desmartz Duval and two daughters continued his business in Paris into the early 18th century. This map was published his " Le Monde Terrestre (Inventory #: 269086)
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