Auction 111, Lot 331

"Chili", Duval/Beer

Subject: Chile

Period: 1679 (published)

Publication: Geographiae Universalis…

Color: Hand Color

3.8 x 4.7 inches
9.7 x 11.9 cm

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.

This miniature map contains good detail for a map of this scale with numerous place names.


Condition: B

Minor surface soil and archival tape repair of tiny fold separation in top margin.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $75

Closed on 6/8/2005