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America with California as an Island. Cluver c1711

America with California as an Island. Cluver c1711

by Cluver, Philipp

Antique Map of America and cartouche with putti. Latin names of America Septentrionale (Northern America) with California still shown as an Island, and American Meridionalis (Southern America), Mare del Zur (Seas of the South), Mare Pacificum (Seas of the Pacific), Oceanus Atlanticus (Atlantic Ocean), and Zelandia Nova (New Zealand) at lower left.

Original copperplate-engraved map by John Senex for Joannis Nicholsoni, enlarging the map first published in 1624 for Introductio in Universam Geographicam (Introduction to Universal Geography) by Philipp Cluver (1580-1622). This enlarged map c1711, with new information and decorative cartouche, was the finest edition published. Cluver's maps were re-issued a few times until 1755, but all other editions were in the smaller format.

The page measures 24 cm x 34 cm (9 1/2 inches x 13 3/8 inches). To the map border measures approximately 20 cm x 25 cm (8 inches x 9 7/8 inches). Engraved on fine woven hand-made paper, this map has a vertical fold which was to accommodate the small publication. The 

Stock Number: amAm.Cluv415Price: $400.00