Auction 112, Lot 701

"Aegypti Tabula", Duval/Beer

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1679 (published)

Publication: Geographiae Universalis…

Color: Hand Color

4 x 5 inches
10.2 x 12.7 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 Nile River valley.


Condition: B

Narrow margins as issued. Couple of unobtrusive spots of light soil.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/28/2005