"Impery Magni Mogolis", Duval/Beer
Subject: India, Bangladesh and Burma
Period: 1679 (published)
Publication: Geographiae Universalis…
Color: Hand Color
5 x 4 inches
12.7 x 10.2 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.
Charming little map covering the northern parts of India through Burma. The most prominent features of the map are the large rivers: the Indus, Ganges and most interesting the four rivers flowing from Lac Chiamay. This mythical lake had its origins in Hindu-Buddhist mythology. It was first mentioned by Marco Polo and appeared in European cartography for over 250 years.