"America", Cluver, Philipp
Subject: Western Hemisphere - America
Period: 1697 (published)
Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographicam
Color: Hand Color
10.3 x 8.3 inches
26.2 x 21.1 cm
This handsome small map was derived from the Nicolas Visscher map of 1658, with a Briggs type island of California and no Great Lakes in North America. The interior rivers of South America are all connected to a large, spurious lake labeled Lago de los Xarzyes. A depiction of the discoveries of Maarten Gerritsz de Vries' voyage appears in the waters north of Japan, and Abel Janszoon Tasman's discoveries are shown in New Zealand. This is the first state of the map, decorated by a drape-style title cartouche held aloft by a cherub.
References: Burden #732; McLaughlin #25; Shirley (BL Atlases) #T.CLUV-8a .
Attractive color with very light toning and minor offsetting.