"Veteris et Nova Pannoniae et Illyrici Descriptio", Cluver, Philipp
Subject: Western Balkans
Period: 1711 (published)
Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographiam
Color: Hand Color
9.5 x 7.9 inches
24.1 x 20.1 cm
Attractive historical map of the Dalmatian coast from Italy to Greece. The map is based on Ortelius' map of the same title, which was based on Gastaldi's map of South East Europe (1560) and other information from ancient sources. Adorned with a classical title cartouche topped with colorful fruit. John Senex's imprint appears at bottom center.
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 #25.
A nice impression with light toning along the centerfold and edges of the sheet.