Auction 111, Lot 702

"Abissinia sive Aethiopia", Duval/Beer

Subject: Africa - Central

Period: 1679 (published)

Publication: Geographiae Universalis…

Color: Hand Color

3.9 x 4.8 inches
9.9 x 12.2 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.

Miniature map covering the central region and the eastern coast. The map focuses on the Nile River and its source in the twin lakes of Zaire and Zaflan and is filled with other spurious information. Title in drape style title cartouche.


Condition: A

Narrow margins as issued and a minor printer's crease, else fine.

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $80

Closed on 6/8/2005