Sale: 348 / Rare Books, Nov. 17./18. 2008 in Hamburg Lot 30

 
Philipp Cluver - Introductionis. 1661


 
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Philipp Cluver
Introductionis. 1661
Estimate:
€ 2,000 / $ 2,340
Sold:
€ 2,640 / $ 3.088

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Cluver, P., Introductionis in universam geographiam, tam veterem quam novam. Libri VI ... With 44 doublep page copper maps (of 45) and 1 folding copper plate. Amsterdam, Joh. Janssonius 1661. Contemp. vellum. 4to. 4 ll., 142 pp., 1 l., 31 pp.
Sabin 13805. - Shirley 426. - Cf. Philllips 3439. - The work of the geographer Philipp Cluver was first published in Leiden in 1624. This Amsterdam edition with beautiful, finely engraved maps of: the world (1 of 2), Africa, America, Asia and Europe, among them several of Germany. - Faintlly stained and slightly browned, with isolated small marginal and corner defects, 3 maps uncomely coloured in outline, title with mended cut-out (loss of printer's device), piece of corner of front endpaper torn off, rear endpaper with entries by an old hand. Joints reinforced in places, upper spine end restored. - From the collection Chr. Hammer, Stockholm.
With 44 doublepage engr. maps (of 45, lacking a world map) and 1 folding copperplate. Contemp. vellum. - Slight staining and minor browning, here and there small marginal defects or corner losses, 3 maps coloured in outlines by an amateurish hand, cut-out to title (loss of the device), front endpaper with defective corner, rear endpaper with old inscriptions. Upper spine end and joints restored. From the collection Christian Hammer, Stockholm.

30
Philipp Cluver
Introductionis. 1661
Estimate:
€ 2,000 / $ 2,340
Sold:
€ 2,640 / $ 3.088

(incl. 20% surcharge)