Auction 172, Lot 582

"Chersonesi quae Hodie Natolia Descriptio", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Turkey & Cyprus

Period: 1711 (published)

Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographiam

Color: Hand Color

9.9 x 8 inches
25.1 x 20.3 cm

This decorative, small map of Asia Minor includes part of the Greek Archipelago and Cyprus. It is adorned with a drape-style title cartouche held aloft by a putto.

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 #38.

Condition: A+

A crisp impression on a clean, bright sheet with a tiny tear in the top blank margin.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 4/17/2019