Auction 125, Lot 640

"Epirus hodie Canina cum Maris Ionii Insulis Corcyra seu Corfu Cephalenia seu Cefalogna etc.", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Greece and Albania

Period: 1697 (published)

Publication: Introductionis in Universam Geographicam

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.2 x 8 inches
25.9 x 20.3 cm

Attractive map of the northwestern coast of Greece and part of present-day Albania. The large allegorical title cartouche features a man with a book representing Wisdom, and Death with his sickle among the slain on a battlefield. On the island of Corfu, the verdant Garden of Alcinous is located (Alcinoi Horti). After he was washed ashore in the Odyssey, Odysseus had to wait here until Nausicaa and her maidens reached her father’s house

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Condition: A+

Sharp impression and lovely color.

Estimate: $130 - $160

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/24/2008

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