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California as an island
America by Philipp Clüver; 1661

Philipp Clüver (Danzig, 1580 – Leiden 1623)

 Philipp Clüver was a geographer who settled in Leiden and specialised in ancient geography. He published studies concerning historical geography. The Germania Antiqua was published in 1616, Sicilia Antiqua in 1619; the Italia Antiqua was published posthumously in Leiden in 1624.

After the death of Clüver, his most widely-distributed work, Introductionis in Universam Geographam Tam Veterem Quam Novam Libri VI, was published through the efforts of Joseph Vorstius. It initially appeared in Leiden in 1624 in one volume containing six books.

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Category:  Antique maps > America > The Americas

Old, antique map of America, by Philipp Clüver;

Insular California.

Title: America.

First state (of 3).

Date of the first edition: 1661.
Date of this map: 1661.

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Map size: 210 x 260mm (8.27 x 10.24 inches).
Sheet size: 235 x 290mm (9.25 x 11.42 inches).
Verso: Blank.
Condition: Excellent.
Condition Rating: A+.

From: Clüver Philipp, Introductionis in Universam Geographicam. Wolfenbüttel, 1661.

Philipp Clüver (Danzig, 1580 – Leiden 1623)

 Philipp Clüver was a geographer who settled in Leiden and specialised in ancient geography. He published studies concerning historical geography. The Germania Antiqua was published in 1616, Sicilia Antiqua in 1619; the Italia Antiqua was published posthumously in Leiden in 1624.

After the death of Clüver, his most widely-distributed work, Introductionis in Universam Geographam Tam Veterem Quam Novam Libri VI, was published through the efforts of Joseph Vorstius. It initially appeared in Leiden in 1624 in one volume containing six books.

References: Burden - p. 463, #360; McLaughlin - p. 15, #25