"Philippi Cluverii Introductio in omnem Geographiam…", Cluver, Philipp
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1694 (published)
Color: Hand Color
6.1 x 7.6 inches
15.5 x 19.3 cm
Philipp Cluver, one of the most important figures in historical geography, is shown seated at a large table with a globe and a variety of cartographical instruments. At his feet are two cherub assistants, one holding an armillary sphere. The city of Leiden, where he was the university librarian and geographer, is in the background. The sheet was engraved by Herman Mosting, who engraved the maps for this rather uncommon edition.
The binding side margin at right is narrow and a little rough and there are some stain in the margins. There is a black ink inscription on the verso from a previous owner.