"Campaniae Samnii Apuliae Lucaniae Brutiorum Vetus et Nova Descriptio", Cluver, Philipp
Subject: Southern Italy
Period: 1711 (published)
Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographiam
Color: Hand Color
8.6 x 10 inches
21.8 x 25.4 cm
This charming map of southern Italy is filled with ancient place names and adorned with a decorative title cartouche.
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.
A dark impression, issued folding with very light foxing along several folds. There are two binding trims at left that have been professionally replaced with period-correct paper.