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Auction 174, Lot 592

"Italia Antiqua", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Italy

Period: 1711 (published)

Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographiam

Color: Hand Color

12.4 x 10.7 inches
31.5 x 27.2 cm
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Lovely map of ancient Italy including Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily. It is fully engraved to illustrate topography with ancient place names and embellished with two decorative cartouches with mythical figures. Engraved by John Senex.

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 #17.

Condition: A

A crisp impression, issued folding on paper with the watermark of a crown and the initials "GR," very minor offsetting, and a hint of toning along one of the folds.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $70

Closed on 9/11/2019