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Auction 174, Lot 540

"Sarmatia et Scythia Russia et Tartaria Europa", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Eastern Europe, Russia

Period: 1660 (circa)

Publication: Introductionis in Universam Geographiam...

Color: Black & White

9.9 x 9.1 inches
25.1 x 23.1 cm
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This handsome copper engraved map of the region extends from Poland to the Ural Mountains and from Scandinavia to the Black and Caspian Seas. Fully engraved, it depicts mountains, forests, and towns, with many ancient place names. Decorative title cartouche at lower 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 #26.

Condition: A+

A dark impression on watermarked paper.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/11/2019