Auction 153, Lot 526

"Helvetia Conterminarumq. Terrarum Antiqua", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1711 (circa)

Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographicam

Color: Hand Color

9.8 x 7.8 inches
24.9 x 19.8 cm

Attractive small map of ancient Switzerland showing the mountainous topography and classical place names. It is decorated with a figurative cartouche featuring a woodwose.

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 #7.

Condition: A

Excellent impression and color on watermarked paper with minor toning and a damp stain along top edge of sheet, not affecting map. Issued folding.

Estimate: $95 - $120


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