Uncommon little map of the Arabian peninsula
A charming small map of the Arabian Peninsula decorated with a title cartouche. Sparsely detailed reflecting the lack of knowledge of the geography other than the important trading ports. From 'Introductionis in Universam Geographicam'.
Top margin reinforced No loss of any printed surface
Excellent hand colour
Very good condition
code : M4766
Cartographer : CLUVER Philipp
Date : 1629 Amsterdam
Size : 16*21 cms
availability : Available
Price : £95
Cluver was born in Danzig and after studying at Leyden and Oxford, he became interested in modern and historical geography; his subsequent publications made a wide and influential contribution to knowledge of the subject.
Philip Cluvers Introductonius was a popular geography book, first published in 1624 without maps. There were many editions throughout the 17th and 18th centuries with maps from several sets of plates.