Auction 153, Lot 577

"Italiae Gallicae sive Galliae Cisalpinae Conterminarumque Terrarum Vetus et Nova Descriptio", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Northern Italy

Period: 1711 (circa)

Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographicam

Color: Hand Color

9.8 x 7.9 inches
24.9 x 20.1 cm

Copper engraved map of northern Italy including Venice, Verona, Milan and Genoa. The decorative title cartouche features Clio, the muse of history.

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 #18.

Condition: B+

Nice impression and color on watermarked paper with a small ink stain in the Gulf of Venice. Issued folding.

Estimate: $110 - $140


Closed on 5/20/2015