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Auction 157, Lot 78

"America", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1711 (circa)

Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographiam…

Color: Hand Color

9.9 x 7.9 inches
25.1 x 20.1 cm

This handsome small map was derived from the Nicolas Visscher map of 1658, with a Briggs type island of California and no Great Lakes in North America. The interior rivers of South America are all connected to a large, spurious lake labeled Lago de los Xarzyes. A depiction of the discoveries of Maarten Gerritsz de Vries' voyage appears in the waters north of Japan, and Abel Janszoon Tasman's discoveries are shown in New Zealand.

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: cf. Burden #732; McLaughlin #177; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.CLUV-9a #46.

Condition: A

A nice impression with attractive color and a hint of offsetting. Issued folding with moderate toning along top and left edges of sheet.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $180

Closed on 5/4/2016