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Auction 114, Lot 606

"China", Duval/Beer

Subject: China and Korea

Period: 1679 (published)

Publication: Geographiae Universalis…

Color: Hand Color

4 x 5 inches
10.2 x 12.7 cm
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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 of China with major cities named. Korea is shown as a tear-shaped island. Small wreath style title cartouche in bottom right corner.


Condition: B

Printer's ink smudge at bottom. Narrow margins, as issued. Bottom right corner clipped with paper added and neatline drawn in pencil.

Estimate: $230 - $275

Sold for: $170

Closed on 3/1/2006