Persia sive Sophorum Regnum Armenia.....by Philipp Cluver

Persia sive Sophorum Regnum Armenia.....by Philipp Cluver

Code: 55485

£145.00 Approx $180.57, €169.19
 
 
Date: 1711
Copper engraving with later hand colouring.  Overall sheet size:29 cms x 24.8cms ; image size: 253mm x 206mm.  Detailed map of modern day Armenia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Israel, Jordan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and part of Pakistan. Remnants of tape from old framing in two places on top margin and possible strengthening to extreme right margin edge so well done that it is hard to be sure.  Right margin wider at the bottom than the top.  Highly decorative cartouche unusually embedded in the map itselfsurrounded by mountains and text.  Very good condition.  Top right border : Tab39 which indicates that it came from the 1711 edition of  Cluver's Introductio in Universam Geographicam.


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.