Auction 110, Lot 41

"Terra Antarctica", Duval/Beer

Subject: South Pole

Period: 1679 (published)

Publication: Geographiae Universalis…

Color: Hand Color

4.6 x 4 inches
11.7 x 10.2 cm

A diminutive map of Antarctica shown as a huge southern continent from which Australia is beginning to emerge. 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: B

Bit of light soil and toning.

Estimate: $95 - $130

Sold for: $200

Closed on 3/2/2005