Clüver, Philipp / Petrus Bertius. Introductionis in universam geographiam tam veterem quam novam libri VI. Accessit P. Bertii breviarium orbis terrarum.

Venice, Balleoni, 1674.

12mo (56 x 105 mm). 465, (11) pp. Engraved title-page. With a letterpress folding table; a folding plate is missing. Contemporary leather binding.


Uncommon pocket-sized edition of Clüver's popular geographic history, edited by Joseph Vorstius and first published in Leiden in 1624. Long considered a standard work, it was later issued with maps. The text describes all the countries of the world, including a section on America and the islands of the "New World" (book 6, chapters 11 ff.). Book 5, chapter 24 (pp. 341 ff.) discusses Arabia, chapter 15 (pp. 315 f.) deals with the Kingdom of Ormuz.

Some worming to spine. Interior a little wrinkled throughout; light edge flaws to index at the end; an engraved plate after p. 30 has been torn out. Stamp of the L'achki collection on lower pastedown. A working copy.


OCLC 634555324.

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