Philipp Cluver.Geboren zu Danzig
Stipple with large margins. Plate 127 x 82mm (5 x 3¼").
Philipp Clüver (1580-1622) the early modern German geographer and historian. His 'Introductio in universam geographiam' (1624) was the first comprehensive modern geography book, and became a standard geographical textbook. He was also a prolific writer on mathematical and theological subjects. He is remembered by collectors and historians of cartography for his edition of Ptolemy's 'Geographia', and for miniature atlases that were reprinted for most of the 17th century. The portrait was published in 'Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden' (Universal Geographical Ephemerides (i.e. encyclopedia)) by Friedrich Bertuch et al.
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