"Regi Daniae Accuratissima Delineatio", Cluver, Philipp
Period: 1711 (published)
Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographiam
Color: Hand Color
9.6 x 7.9 inches
24.4 x 20.1 cm
This charming small map shows the historical regions in Denmark and the tip of Sweden. The map is fully engraved with rivers, forests and ancient cities and is embellished with a compass rose and a decorative title cartouche featuring Mercury and several bulls in a pasture.
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.
A dark impression on paper with a large fleur-de-lis coat of arms watermark, a tiny hole at bottom left caused by a paper flaw, and a couple of insignificant spots.