Auction 110, Lot 665

"Zanguebar", Duval/Beer

Subject: Africa - Eastern

Period: 1679 (published)

Publication: Geographiae Universalis…

Color: Hand Color

4 x 5 inches
10.2 x 12.7 cm

Diminutive map of the east coast from Mozambique to the Red Sea showing the prosperous trading ports. Title in drape-style cartouche. 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

Light uneven toning and narrow margins, as issued.

Estimate: $110 - $130

Sold for: $110

Closed on 3/2/2005