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Auction 174, Lot 398

"Veteris et Novae Britanniae Descriptio", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Britain

Period: 1729 (circa)

Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographicam

Color: Hand Color

10.3 x 8.3 inches
26.2 x 21.1 cm
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This very decorative small map of Britain shows counties and major cities. A decorative inset at upper right depicts the Orkney Islands. The map is embellished with a compass rose, a distance scale cartouche with two angels, and a title cartouche featuring the royal coat of arms and a soldier.

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.


Condition: A

Near fine.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/11/2019