Auction 171, Lot 709

"Africa Antiqua et Nova", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Africa

Period: 1711 (published)

Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographicam

Color: Hand Color

10 x 8.3 inches
25.4 x 21.1 cm

An interesting continental map that is very similar to Sanson's Africa Vetus. Well engraved with few place names in the south and only the major river systems and mountains shown. The Nile originates from two large lakes well south of the Equator in the Ptolemaic style. The title cartouche includes a fierce lion. Engraved by John Senex, whose imprint appears at bottom left.

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: cf. Betz #166; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.CLUV-9a #42.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a clean, bright sheet with a hint of toning along the centerfold at top.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $160

Closed on 2/6/2019