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CLUVER. - Asia.

CLUVER. - Asia.
Asia. - CLUVER.
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Title : Asia..
Map maker : CLUVER..
Date : Amsterdam, ca. 1661.
Size : 5.1 x 5.1 inches. / 13.0 x 13.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured

Description :From: Cluver's Introductionis in universam geographiam.
A detailed small map of Africa, copper etching by Peter Bertius for Philipp Cluver, an early author of historic maps. His works were published long beyond his lifespan. This map comes from a pocket size atlas Philippi Cluverii. Introductionis in Universam Geographiam tam veterem quam novam Libri. Amsterdam, 1661.
A most attractive and very uncommon issue of this charming 17th century map of Asia, which includes a curious looking Japan, the Philippine islands, India and over to Arabia and the east coast of Africa.
Of note as well is the strangely truncated coast north of Korea, completely lacking the proper western protrusion which is Siberia bounded by the Sea of Okhotsk and the Bering Sea The map gives details of the islands major geographical landmarks, such as rivers, mountains, lakes, and surrounding islands, as well as marking major cities and seaports.
Beautifully hand coloured, with a large cartouche located at upper right.

Condition : Very good. Two short marginal tears repaired.

ID: 90050

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