Auction 110, Lot 628

"Insulae Sindae", Duval/Beer

Subject: East Indies - Malaysia and Indonesia

Period: 1679 (published)

Publication: Geographiae Universalis…

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.8 inches
12.2 x 9.7 cm

Attractive miniature map covering Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra, Singapore (Sincapura), Java, Bali and a few smaller Indonesian islands. 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

Scattered foxing in margins.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $70

Closed on 3/2/2005