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Auction 166, Lot 523

"Helvetia Conterminarumq. Terrarum Antiqua Descriptio", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1711 (published)

Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographiam

Color: Hand Color

9.8 x 7.8 inches
24.9 x 19.8 cm
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Attractive small map of ancient Switzerland showing the mountainous topography and classical place names. It is decorated with a figurative cartouche featuring a woodwose.

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 #7.

Condition: A

A sharp impression with light toning.

Estimate: $95 - $120

Sold for: $50

Closed on 2/14/2018