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Auction 174, Lot 528

"Helvetiae Conterminarumq Terrarum Antiqua Descriptio", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1660 (circa)

Publication: Introductionis in Universam Geographiam...

Color: Hand Color

10.1 x 8 inches
25.7 x 20.3 cm
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This handsome small map shows ancient Switzerland. The mountainous topography is well illustrated. Lacus Lemanus qui et Lasannensis (Lake Geneva) is identified. There is a decorative title cartouche at bottom right.

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 example was published in an edition by Conrad Buno.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.CLUV-5a #6.

Condition: A

Minor soiling in the margins.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/11/2019