By Abraham Goos 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 Europe. The title is displayed in a strapwork cartouche and a scale of German miles is featured. Covers the continent of Europe with interesting coverage of the Arctic regions with Greenland and Novaya Zemlya only partly charted. The mythical island of Frislandt appears adjacent to Iceland and Brasil island just west of Ireland. The equally fabled island of As Maidas (Mayda) is charted south west of Brasil.An excellent example on robust hand laid paper, blank verso. Enhanced with attractive later hand colouring. Fine condition other than minor age blemishes, free of repairs or restoration. 8" x 5.5" (200mm 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.We do not deal in reproductions, facsimiles or modern copies of any kind. The item "EUROPE, mythical islands, A. Goos, Cluver, Jansson original antique map 1661" is in sale since Wednesday, April 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps". The seller is "lindisfarne2" and is located in Shrewsbury.
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