"America", Cluver, Philipp
Subject: Western Hemisphere
Period: 1697 (published)
Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographicam
Color: Hand Color
10.2 x 8.2 inches
25.9 x 20.8 cm
This handsome small map was derived from the Nicolas Visscher map of 1658, with a Briggs type island of California. A depiction of the discoveries of the De Vries voyage appears in the waters north of Japan, and Tasman's discoveries are exhibited in New Zealand, shown as Zelandia Nova. The land of Anian is noted with a Straet Anian running between it and the Anian regnum. This later edition has revised the earlier Blaeu type Great Lakes basin to eliminate the single open-ended lake, which now appears as a semi-circular river. The Rio Grande is shown emanating from an unnamed lake and flowing incorrectly into the Gulf of California. The drape style title cartouche is held by a cherub. State 1 with Tab: 46 in the top right border. This map is from Jan Wolters' edition of Cluver's popular historical geography.
References: Burden #732; McLaughlin #25.
Slightly uneven later color with some minor bleed through on verso.