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Auction 174, Lot 643

"Persia sive Sophorum Regnum cum Armenia, Assyria Mesopotamia et Babylonia", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1667 (circa)

Publication: Introductionis in Universam Geographiam...

Color: Black & White

10.3 x 8.1 inches
26.2 x 20.6 cm
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This charming small map covers the region from the Mediterranean to Pakistan, including the Caspian Sea, the Persian Gulf, and part of the Arabian Peninsula. It is fully engraved with mountains, forests, many ancient place names and adorned with a decorative title cartouche.

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 #32.

Condition: A

There is a small rust spot in the border at right, otherwise fine.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/11/2019