Auction 156, Lot 649

"Scythia et Tartaria Asiatica", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Northern Asia

Period: 1711 (circa)

Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographicam

Color: Black & White

Size:
9.8 x 7.9 inches
24.9 x 20.1 cm

This attractive map of northern and central Asia shows ancient divisions and place names. The northeastern coastline is severely truncated. Adorned with a decorative title cartouche featuring a lion.

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.

Condition: B+

A nice dark impression on a clean sheet with one tiny fold separation only visible when held to light. There is a small chip replaced in the right blank margin and a narrow left margin.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $80

Closed on 2/17/2016

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