Auction 166, Lot 543

"Daciarum Moesiarum et Thraciae Vetus et Nova Descriptio", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Romania & Bulgaria

Period: 1711 (published)

Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographiam

Color: Hand Color

9.4 x 7.9 inches
23.9 x 20.1 cm

Appealing small map of the area of Romania and Bulgaria centered on the Danube River, decorated with an allegorical strapwork cartouche. 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 #32.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with a small rust stain at left and very light toning that is more pronounced along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $95 - $120

Sold for: $50

Closed on 2/14/2018