Auction 149, Lot 326

"Mexico sive N. Hispania", Duval/Beer

Subject: Mexico & Central America

Period: 1694 (circa)

Publication: Geographiae Universalis…

Color: Black & White

4.8 x 4 inches
12.2 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 Mexico and Central America including Cuba. Texas is identified as Florida while Florida is shown as Tegeste.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.Beer-1a #10

Condition: B+

Backed in paper to extend a narrow but adequate top margin and to reinforce a horizontal printer's crease along the center of the map image. Remnants of hinge tape in top blank margin, away from the map image.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $90

Closed on 5/21/2014