"Italia Nova", Cluver, Philipp
Period: 1697 (circa)
Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographiam...
Color: Hand Color
12.2 x 10.3 inches
31 x 26.2 cm
This finely engraved and very detailed map covers the entire country and includes Sardinia and Corsica, part of Sicily, the Adriatic Sea and the western Dalmatian coast. Engraved by John Senex.
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 #20.
A clean and bright example, issued folding, with a binding trim at bottom right that has been replaced with old paper and an adjacent binding tear that enters less than 1/2" into image and has been professionally repaired. A small worm track in the right blank margin has also been professionally repaired.