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Auction 152, Lot 524

"Achaia quae et Hellas Hodie Livadia", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Central Greece

Period: 1711 (circa)

Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographicam

Color: Hand Color

9.8 x 7.6 inches
24.9 x 19.3 cm
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Crisply engraved map of part of ancient Greece with two nice insets of Athens and ancient Thebes. The large title cartouche shows a dramatic scene of Greek heroes conquering foes in battle.

Cluver's Introductio in Universam Geographicam was a popular atlas, appearing in over 45 editions during a 100-year period. The first edition was published without maps in the 1620s, and the first edition to include maps was published circa 1641. The various editions were published in different cities throughout Europe, including Amsterdam, Nuremberg, and London. This map is from a London edition, with the majority of the maps re-engraved by John Senex.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.CLUV-9a #29.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with attractive color and one small hole in title cartouche. Issued folding with minor foxing mostly in blank margins.

Estimate: $95 - $120


Closed on 2/18/2015