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CLÜVER, Philipp (1580--1622)
[Introductio in universam geographiam. 1711]
Philippi Cluverii Introductio in universam geographiam tam veterem quam novam tabulis geographicis XLVI ac notis olim ornata a Johanne Bunone, jam vero locupletata additamentis & annotationibus Joh. Frid. Hekelii & Joh. Reiskii. Cum privilegio ordinum Holl. & Westfrisiæ, 1697. Quibus in hac editione Londinensi accedunt additamenta plurima ... ex scriptoribus optimae notae ... Quae una cum typis aeneis insuper additis, editionem hancce prioribus, ... auctiorem reddunt.
Londini typis M. Jenour, impensis Joannis Nicholsoni, bibliopolæ, 1711.
[16], 429, [47] p., add. engr. t.-pl., [10] pl. (5 fold.), [46] maps (41 fold.) ; 24.4 cm. (4º)

Clüver was a German geographer and antiquarian, one of the founders of historical geography based on travel as well as classical sources. He also wrote prolifically on theology and mathematics. The pictorial title-page is engraved by J. Sturt after B. Lens senior; the plates include representations of the breaching of a dyke in Holland, the Ark, and the exterior and interior of the Temple of Jerusalem. With an index. ESTC t113001.

Copy Notes Part of the caption of the map of Macedonia and Thessaly (p. 258) showing a human figure (probably representing Alexander the Great) has been excised. Bought from Thomas Boone on 24 December 1805 for 2s. 6d. (paid 25 December 1806). (Spiers Box). Inscription in pencil on front free-endpaper: Many maps & a curious plate at page 96 of Breaking down of the Dyke of Holland. 2/6. Former shelfmarks inside front cover BR - A3. Ink inscription obliterated.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, blind-tooled borders, traces of gilt in spine-lettering.

Reference Number 359


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