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Auction 156, Lot 535

"Sarmatia et Scythia Russia et Tartaria Europaea", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Eastern Europe

Period: 1711 (circa)

Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographicam

Color: Hand Color

9.8 x 9.1 inches
24.9 x 23.1 cm

Handsome copper engraved map of the region from Poland to the Ural Mountains and from Scandinavia to the Black and Caspian Seas. Fully engraved, it depicts mountains, forests, and towns, with many ancient place names. Decorative title cartouche at lower right.

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 [33].

Condition: A

A crisp impression with attractive color. Issued folding with a binding trim at bottom left that has been replaced with old paper, and light toning along the top edge of the sheet.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $110

Closed on 2/17/2016