Auction 179, Lot 500

"Suecia Dania et Norvegia", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Scandinavia

Period: 1697 (published)

Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographicam

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10 x 8.2 inches
25.4 x 20.8 cm

This handsome small map shows the historical regions in Scandinavia and the Baltic. The map is finely engraved to show the topography, forests and locates ancient cities. It is adorned with a decorative landscape cartouche featuring cherubs busily at work.

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 an Amsterdam edition published by Jan Wolters.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.CLUV-8a #15.

Condition: A

A dark impression with light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/16/2020

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