"Italiae Antiquae Nova Delineatio. Auctore Phil. Cluvero", Cluver/Jansson
Period: 1741 (published)
Publication: Description Exacte de l'Univers, ou l'Ancienne Geographie Sacree et Profane
Color: Hand Color
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.
A sharp impression on a clean sheet with wide margins and minor toning along the edges of the sheet.