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Auction 114, Lot 621

"Insula Madagascar dicta St. Laurens", Duval/Beer

Subject: Madagascar

Period: 1679 (published)

Publication: Geographiae Universalis…

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 4 inches
12.2 x 10.2 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.

Handsome miniature map of Madagascar and surrounding islands.


Condition: A

Some foxing and soil in margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200


Closed on 3/1/2006