Amsterdam: Jan Wolters, 1697. hardcover. 323 pp. of text including table of contents and index; illustrated with 3 inserted tables and 43 maps, many of them folding. Beautifully engraved title page. 4to (9.5" x 7.5"), minor wear and scuffing to original calf binding, gilt spine in 6 compartments. Text in Latin. Ink inscription on first free fly page: Walter Bowman. Maps and text in excellent condition.
Stunningly printed maps, both contemporary and classical, of Europe, Africa, Asia, Asia Minor, the Holy Land and the Americas. Included is a beautiful double hemisphere map of the world. An avid traveler and geographer, Philipp Cluver (1580-1623) was born in Gdansk, but spent most of his life in Leiden. Originally published in 1624, this atlas was considered a standard for many years, as evidenced by its numerous reissues.