"Philippi Cluverii Introductionis in Universam Geographiam...", Cluver, Philipp
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1697 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
5.9 x 7.7 inches
15 x 19.6 cm
Philipp Cluver, one of the most important figures in historical geography, is shown in a portrait surrounded by two putti. Next to his portrait is most likely Janus, the god of beginnings and transitions and therefore often associated with keys, gates and doors. Below him is an attentive female pupil taking notes, surrounded by cartographic instruments.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) #T.CLUV-8a.