"Campaniae, Samnii, Apuliae, Lucaniae, Brutiorum Vetus et Nova Descriptio", Cluver, Philipp
Subject: Southern Italy
Period: 1711 (published)
Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographiam
Color: Hand Color
8.5 x 10 inches
21.6 x 25.4 cm
This charming map of southern Italy is filled with ancient place names and adorned with a decorative title cartouche that includes a harpist, sheet music, and a violin. Engraved by John Senex.
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 #1.
A crisp impression with light toning and a small stain at top.