Auction 154, Lot 478

"Hodiernae Belgicae sive Germaniae Inferioris Tabula", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Low Countries

Period: 1711 (circa)

Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographicam

Color: Hand Color

10 x 8 inches
25.4 x 20.3 cm

Interesting map with north oriented to the right. The map is filled with ancient place names and is adorned with an allegorical title cartouche featuring Mercury, Neptune, and soldiers.

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 #8.

Condition: A

A nice impression with attractive color on watermarked paper. Top margin is a bit narrow, as issued. Issued folding.

Estimate: $100 - $130


Closed on 9/16/2015