"[Lot of 2] Tartaria sive Magni Chami Imperium [and] Sophorum Regnum", Cluver, Philipp
Period: 1680 (circa)
Publication: Introductionis in Universam Geographicam
Color: Black & White
7.8 x 6 inches
19.8 x 15.2 cm
A pair of lovely small maps of Asia, each adorned with a decorative cartouche.
1) Tartaria sive Magni Chami Imperium is a charming map of the northern portion of Asia; Russia south to Iran and Armenia and east to China, showing the Great Wall. The map is decorated with a pictorial cartouche featuring a Mongol and a pine tree.
2) Sophorum Regnum is a beautifully engraved map of the Persian Empire covering the region from the Caucasus to India with part of the Arabian Peninsula. There is nice detail of hundreds of tiny villages. A strapwork cartouche encloses the title.
Some light, uneven toning and a few small wormholes in the lower margin of each map, well away from image.