"Syriae sive Soriae Descriptio", Cluver, Philipp
Subject: Middle East
Period: 1697 (published)
Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographicam
Color: Hand Color
9.6 x 7.9 inches
24.4 x 20.1 cm
This charming map of ancient Syria is filled with details of topography and place names, and adorned with an elephant carrying a cloth emblazoned with the title.
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 #39.
A dark impression on a bright sheet with light toning along the edges of the sheet.