Auction 107, Lot 10

"Typus Orbis Terrarum", Cluver/Jansson

Subject: World

Period: 1661 (published)

Publication: Introductionis in Universam Geographicam

Color: Hand Color

8 x 5.8 inches
20.3 x 14.7 cm

Fine miniature double hemisphere map surrounded in strapwork borders into which are set an armillary sphere and a compass rose. The map features the island of California with no coastline continuing to the northwest. Terra Australis has a broken coastline and a notation that ends with the signature of the engraver, A. Goos. Four lines of Latin text balance the title cartouche. The map was originally engraved in 1628 for Jansson's editions of the Atlas Minor and included in this edition of Cluver's popular geography.

References: Shirley #325.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $650 - $750

Sold for: $600

Closed on 6/9/2004