"Prussiae Nova Tabula", Cluver, Philipp
Period: 1697 (published)
Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographicam
Color: Hand Color
13.2 x 10.5 inches
33.5 x 26.7 cm
This finely engraved map covers northeastern Poland from about Gdansk to Lithuania, and includes the present-day Russian enclave of Kaliningrad Oblast. The map is filled with detail and engraved with forests, mountains, fortresses. A large allegorical title cartouche and a compass rose complete the composition.
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 #31.
A dark impression on a bright sheet, issued folding with light toning along the edges of the sheet.