Auction 114, Lot 664

"Cafreria et Monomotapa", Duval/Beer

Subject: Africa - Southern

Period: 1679 (published)

Publication: Geographiae Universalis…

Color: Hand Color

5 x 4 inches
12.7 x 10.2 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 of the southern tip of Africa showing the native nations of Cafreria along the coasts and the huge Monomotapa in the interior.

References: King (1st ed.) p. 123.

Condition: B

Some ink smudging in lower left corner.

Estimate: $110 - $150


Closed on 3/1/2006