Auction 119, Lot 731

"[Lot of 2] Tartaria sive Magni Chami Imperium [and] Sophorum Regnum", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Asia

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.


Condition: B

Some light, uneven toning and a few small wormholes in the lower margin of each map, well away from image.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 5/9/2007