|Method||Copper engraved with hand colour|
|Dimensions||262 x 108 mm|
A map of Corsica and Sardinia, from an early eighteenth century printing of Philipp Cluver's Introductio in Universam Geographicam. The coasts of the islands are outlined in hand colour, and mountainous and forested areas are shown pictorially. Despite appearing on the same plate, each island has its own title cartouche, in the top left Corsica and the bottom right for Sardinia. Place names follow classical geography, rather than their modern titles.
Philipp Cluver (1580-1622) 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 Cluver's "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.
Condition: Horizontal fold as issued. Old tear repair to left side of horizontal fold. Creasing to margins. Blank on verso.