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Auction 183, Lot 426

"Italiae Gallicae sive Galliae Gispalpinae Conterminarumque Terraru Vetus et Nova Descriptio", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Northern Italy

Period: 1697 (published)

Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographiam

Color: Hand Color

9.9 x 8.1 inches
25.1 x 20.6 cm
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Copper engraved map of northern Italy including Venice, Verona, Milan and Genoa. The decorative title cartouche features Clio, the muse of history.

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, with the maps re-engraved for various editions by different engravers.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.CLUV-8a #17.

Condition: A

A sharp impression on a bright sheet with minor toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $120 - $150


Closed on 6/9/2021