"Peloponnesus nunc Morea", Cluver, Philipp
Subject: Southern Greece
Period: 1711 (circa)
Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographicam
Color: Hand Color
9.9 x 8.2 inches
25.1 x 20.8 cm
Charming map of the Peloponnesian peninsula, the heart of ancient Greece, with the cities of Sparta, Corinth, Argos and Olympia. An inset plan of Corinth balances the title cartouche featuring Neptune and his entourage.
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 #28.
A crisp impression with attractive color, a hint of toning, and a damp stain along top edge of sheet, not affecting map. Issued folding.