Auction 110, Lot 323

"Insula Islandia", Duval/Beer

Subject: Iceland

Period: 1679 (published)

Publication: Geographiae Universalis…

Color: Hand Color

5 x 4.2 inches
12.7 x 10.7 cm

Delightful little map of Iceland based on the map of Joris Carolus. M. Hecla is shown erupting and the title cartouche is fashioned in the shape of a volcano. 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

Bit of light surface soil.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $375

Closed on 3/2/2005