Auction 112, Lot 680

"Africa, Antiqua et Nova", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Africa

Period: 1697 (circa)

Publication: Introductionis

Color: Hand Color

10.2 x 8.4 inches
25.9 x 21.3 cm

An interesting continental map that is very similar to Sanson's Africa Vetus. Well engraved with few place names in the south and only the major river systems and mountains shown. The Nile originates from two large lakes well south of the Equator in the Ptolemaic style. Title cartouche includes an aggressive looking lion.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) #T.CLUV-8a [40].

Condition: A

Very early and dark impression on a full sheet of hand laid paper with wide margins and large watermark capped with a crown. Later hand coloring.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/28/2005