By Pieter Van Den Keere Published by Johannes Janssonium, Amsterdam 1661 in Philipp Cluver's. Introductionis in Universam Geographiam, Tam Veterem Quam Novam Libri VI. An original 17th century copper engraved miniature antique map of Tartary, Asia by Van Den Keere. The title is displayed in a strapwork cartouche with a second cartouche displaying a scale of German miles. Covers present day Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China etc with Korea depicted as an island.
An excellent example on robust hand laid paper, blank verso. Enhanced with attractive later hand colouring. Fine condition other than a repair to a worm hole in the upper margin, not affecting printed area. 7.5" x 5.5" (185mm x 135mm) map area only, with good margins beyond.
Philipp Cluver (1580 -1622) was an early German geographer and historian who published a number of works on the antiquities of Germany, Sicily, and the Rhine valley. He went on to produce a number of miniature atlases including the Introductionis in Universam Geographiam which was published after his death from 1624 onwards.This example is from Jansson's edition of 1661. The maps were engraved by several leading cartographers of the time, predominantly by Pieter Van Den Keere, and others by Abraham Goos and Abraham Ortelius. A GENUINE ANTIQUE MAP GUARANTEED OVER 350 YEARS OLD FROM LINDISFARNE PRINTS.
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