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Auction 154, Lot 622

"Syriae sive Soriae Descriptio", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1711 (circa)

Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographicam

Color: Hand Color

9.5 x 7.7 inches
24.1 x 19.6 cm
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This charming map of ancient Syria is filled with details of topography and place names, and adorned with a decorative title cartouche.

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 #40.

Condition: B+

A strong impression and attractive color on watermarked paper with very light toning and minor offsetting. Issued folding.

Estimate: $110 - $140


Closed on 9/16/2015