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Auction 114, Lot 620

"Insulae Maldivae", Duval/Beer

Subject: Maldives

Period: 1679 (published)

Publication: Geographiae Universalis…

Color: Hand Color

3.8 x 5 inches
9.7 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.

Delightful little map of the Maldives shown as a string of tiny islands groups with a decorative cartouche.


Condition: A

Narrow margins, as issued, with one binding hole nearly touching neatline at left.

Estimate: $110 - $130

Sold for: $70

Closed on 3/1/2006