Auction 169, Lot 464

"[Engravings of Laplanders]", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Finland, Natives

Period: 1711 (published)

Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographiam

Color: Black & White

7.9 x 9.8 inches
20.1 x 24.9 cm

This sheet shows various aspects of a Laplander's life, including dwellings, summer and winter garments, how they travel by ski and by sled, and how they migrate.

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 engraving is from a London edition.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.CLUV-9a.

Condition: A

A nice impression, issued folding with a hint of toning.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $60

Closed on 9/12/2018