"Hodiernae Belgicae sive Germaniae Inferioris Tabula", Cluver, Philipp
Subject: Low Countries
Period: 1711 (published)
Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographiam
Color: Hand Color
10.1 x 8.1 inches
25.7 x 20.6 cm
Interesting map with north oriented to the right. The map is filled with ancient place names and is adorned with an allegorical title cartouche featuring Mercury, Neptune, and soldiers.
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 #8.
A crisp impression with light toning along the centerfold.