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AMERICA, Americae Descriptio, Cluver, Goos, Jansson original antique map 1661

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AMERICAE DESCRIPTIO

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 the Americas.

An interesting map with North America dramatically dissected by a misconceived North West Passage.

Terra Australis Incognito, the unknown southern land straddles the base of the map.

An excellent example on robust hand laid paper, blank verso. Enhanced with attractive later hand colouring.

Fine condition, free of repairs or restoration. Centre fold as issued.

Approx. 8" x 6" (200mm x 155mm) map area only, with full margins beyond. Scarce.


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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