Auction 108, Lot 83

"America", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1711 (circa)


Color: Black & White

10 x 7.7 inches
25.4 x 19.6 cm

Handsome map of the Western Hemisphere showing California as an island and no Great Lakes. Fries discoveries are noted in the waters north of Japan, and Tasman's discoveries are shown in New Zealand. Drape style title cartouche held by a cherub. Cluver published a similar map in 1661 and John Senex engraved this version.

References: McLaughlin #177.

Condition: A

Very crisp impression. Expert repair at top, now only visible on verso

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/29/2004