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Auction 163, Lot 408

"Mexico sive N. Hispania", Duval/Beer

Subject: Mexico & Central America

Period: 1681 (circa)

Publication: Geographiae Universalis

Color: Black & White

4.9 x 4 inches
12.4 x 10.2 cm
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This charming map of Mexico and Central America includes the western portion of Cuba and the southern tip of Florida. Texas is named Florida, while Florida is named Tegeste.

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. New maps were 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.

References: King (2nd Ed.) pp. 132-135.

Condition: B+

Light toning and soiling with a couple of extraneous creases. There is a tiny tear in the bottom blank margin that has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $120 - $150


Closed on 6/14/2017