"Epirus Hodie Canina cum Maris Ionii Insulis Corcyra seu Corfu Cephalenia seu Cefalogna &c.", Cluver, Philipp
Subject: Western Greece
Period: 1711 (circa)
Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographicam
Color: Hand Color
9.9 x 8 inches
25.1 x 20.3 cm
Attractive map of the northwestern coast of Greece and part of present-day Albania. The large allegorical title cartouche features a man with a book representing Wisdom, and Death with his sickle among the slain on a battlefield. On the island of Corfu, the verdant Garden of Alcinous is located (Alcinoi Horti).
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 #27.
A crisp impression with attractive color, a hint of toning, a damp stain along top edge of sheet, and a minor printer's crease at bottom right. Issued folding.