Auction 111, Lot 688

"Biledulgerid sive Numidia et Zaara alias Desertum dictum", Duval/Beer

Subject: Africa - Northwestern

Period: 1679 (published)

Publication: Geographiae Universalis…

Color: Hand Color

4.7 x 2.3 inches
11.9 x 5.8 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 miniature map covering from the Canary Islands through the Sahara Desert.


Condition: A

Slight printer's ink residue, else fine.

Estimate: $110 - $150


Closed on 6/8/2005