Auction 142, Lot 673

"Africa, Antiqua, et Nova", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Africa

Period: 1697 (circa)

Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographicam

Color: Hand Color

10.2 x 8.4 inches
25.9 x 21.3 cm

An interesting continental map that is very similar to Sanson's Africa Vetus. Well engraved with few place names in the south and only the major river systems and mountains shown. The Nile originates from two large lakes well south of the Equator in the Ptolemaic style. The title cartouche includes a fierce lion.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) #T.CLUV-8a [40].

Condition: A+

A strong impression and attractive color.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/28/2012