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Auction 156, Lot 563

"Hellas seu Graecia Universa", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Greece

Period: 1711 (circa)

Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographicam

Color: Hand Color

10 x 8.9 inches
25.4 x 22.6 cm

This attractive small map covers the historic regions of Greece, Crete and the Aegean Sea. It is filled with detail and adorned with an allegorical title cartouche and a compass rose.

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 [26]; Zacharakis #627.

Condition: A

A dark impression with attractive color with gilt highlights, issued folding. There is a long printer's crease, a binding trim at bottom right that has been replaced with old paper, and a couple of tiny spots.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $75

Closed on 2/17/2016