Auction 170, Lot 560

"Italiae Antiquae Nova Delineatio. Auctore Phil. Cluvero", Cluver/Jansson

Subject: Italy

Period: 1741 (published)

Publication: Description Exacte de l'Univers, ou l'Ancienne Geographie Sacree et Profane

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.7 x 15.1 inches
50 x 38.4 cm

Beautiful map of all Italy, with Sardinia and Corsica but only the northern part of Sicily. Embellished with a fine title cartouche attributing the map to Philipp Cluver, flanked by an eagle atop a sphere and Cybele, goddess of towns. A sea monster and several sailing ships fill the seas. Blank verso, published in Pieter de Hondt's Description Exacte de l'Univers, ou l'Ancienne Geographie Sacree et Profane, a French edition of Georgius Hornius' Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineatio, which included maps from Johannes Jansson's historical atlas and Abraham Ortelius' Parergon.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7000H:1B.

Condition: A

A sharp impression on a clean sheet with wide margins and minor toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $220

Closed on 11/14/2018

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