"Indiae Orientalis et Insularum Adiacentium Antiqua et Nova Descriptio", Cluver, Philipp
Subject: Southern & Southeast Asia
Period: 1697 (published)
Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographicam
Color: Hand Color
10.3 x 8.6 inches
26.2 x 21.8 cm
This delightful copper engraved map of the region extends from India to the Philippines and south to include all of Indonesia. In China there are three large spurious lakes and a confused river system. The decorative title cartouche includes an elephant and a man with a tamed leopard.
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 #35.
A dark impression with light toning along the centerfold at top and the edges of the sheet.