"Chersonesi quae Hodie Natolia Descriptio", Cluver, Philipp
Subject: Turkey & Cyprus
Period: 1697 (published)
Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographicam
Color: Hand Color
9.9 x 8 inches
25.1 x 20.3 cm
This decorative, small map of Asia Minor includes part of the Greek Archipelago and Cyprus. It is adorned with a drape-style title cartouche held aloft by a putto.
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 #37.
A dark impression on a bright sheet with light toning along the edges of the sheet.