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Auction 181, Lot 593

"Totius Terrae Sanctae Delineatio", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1697 (published)

Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographicam

Color: Hand Color

8.4 x 10.4 inches
21.3 x 26.4 cm

This charming small map of the Holy Land extends to Egypt and shows the route of the Children of Israel in their exodus from Egypt to the Promised Land. The map is finely engraved and filled with a surprising amount of detail. The large title cartouche shows Moses with the Commandments, Aaron, an angel carrying a crown, and a blindfolded putto representing Justice.

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: cf. Laor #216; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.CLUV-8a #38.

Condition: A

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

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $130

Closed on 2/10/2021