Auction 110, Lot 302

"Brasilia", Duval/Beer

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1679 (published)

Publication: Geographiae Universalis…

Color: Hand Color

4.7 x 4 inches
11.9 x 10.2 cm

Charming miniature map of Brazil with the mythical L. Parima in the upper left corner. 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. This map is from the German edition of Duval's world geography. The maps were probably engraved by Sigismund G. Hipschman (as his signature appears on the title page and the world map) and have Latin titles rather than the original French. The maps are often attributed to Johann C. Beer, who translated the work into German.


Condition: A

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $180

Closed on 3/2/2005