Auction 110, Lot 320

"Insulae Tercerae alias Acores", Duval/Beer

Subject: Azores

Period: 1679 (published)

Publication: Geographiae Universalis…

Color: Hand Color

5 x 4 inches
12.7 x 10.2 cm

This is a delightful little map of these important islands in the Atlantic. The cartouche is emblazoned onto the sail of a ship. 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

Light damp stains in margins, with a couple of faint spots in map.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $80

Closed on 3/2/2005