1729. Item #86136
CLUVER, Philipp. PHILIPPI CLUVERI INTRODUCTIONIS IN UNIVERSAM GEOGRAPHIAM, tam VETEREM quam NOVAM LIBRI VI. Cum integris Johannis Bunonis, Joh. Frid. Hekelii & Joh. Reiskii, & selectis Londinensibus notis. Textum ad optimas Editiones recognovit; Pauca Cluverii, multa interpretum sphalmata obelo notavit; Bunonianis Tabulis geographicis passim emendatis novas accuratiores addidit; Praefationemque de Cluverii fatis & scriptis Historico-criticam; cum praecognitis geographicis, praefixit Augustinus Bruzen la Martiniere ... Editio omnium locupletissima. Amstelaedami: Apud Petrum de Coup, 1729. First published in Leiden, 1624, this is the last edition of Cluver's popular geographic history. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece, 47 maps (16 folding), 4 plates (2 folding), and 1 folding table. Quarto. ,688, pp. 24.7 x 19.2 cm (9 3/4 by 7 5/8 in.) Handsomely bound in a modern, full vellum binding in period style, having green ribbon ties and a handwritten title on spine. A complete copy. The frontispiece and title-page are browned. There is a small, light dampstain that begins at the bottom forecorner of p. 639. The last few leaves of the index show general light soiling and are rather tired. Overall, a clean and fresh copy. The main text describes all the countries of the world, including a section on America and the islands of the 'New World' (pp. 666-686), and is illustrated throughout with engraved maps. The accompanying map of America (it depicts North, Central, and South America), the last one in the atlas, shows California as an island. The text includes notes by Johann Buno, Johann Friedrich Heckel and Johann Reiske, taken from earlier editions of the work; these are printed throughout in smaller type in double columns beneath the main text. Text in Latin. A bibliography of preceding editions is given on pp. [9-10], along with a list of errata and directions to the binder on pp. [41-42], in the unpaginated section at the beginning of the book; and there is a  page index at the end of the volume. (Graesse 2, p. 204; Sabin 13085).