Philipp Cluver - Johann Buno - Herman Mosting
An edition of Cluver's
Introductio with 43 maps of Africa, America, Asia, World, etc. :
Introductio in omnem geographiam veterem aeque ac novam olim
studio & opera Joh. Bunonis. In multis passim correctior curante
J. Reisko. Wolfenbuttel, sumptibus Haeredum Buninianorum Typis
Bismarck, Annon MDC XCIV (1694).
Original book: 4to (approx. 21 x 17.5 cm), with illustrated
title page, and 43 (42 folding) copperplate printed maps
including the world map, maps of the continents (America,
Africa, Asia, and Europe), and all regions. 608 pages with
dedications, table of contents, and index.
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This is the third
set of maps produced in Germany for Philipp Cluver's famous
Introductio in Universam Geographicam.
This edition, still using the Johann Buno text, was edited by
Johann Friedrich Heckel (1640-1697) and contained a different
set of maps than Conrad Buno's 1641 Brunswick (Braunschweig)
edition, or Johann Buno's 1661 Wolfenbüttel edition. This
edition was published in Wolfenbüttel, or Guelpherbytum as it
appears on the title page of the atlas in its Latinized form.
The two men
principally involved in the German editions were Conrad Buno
(c.1613-1671), and his brother, Johann Buno (1617-1697). Conrad
was an engraver and publisher at the court of Wolfenbüttel.
Johann was a theologian and pedagogue in Lüneburg. This map and
the 1661 Cluver-Johann Buno maps are close copies of each other.
They both are modeled after the 1641 Cluver-Conrad Buno map of
Africa. Like the 1661 Cluver-Johann Buno map, this map is larger
than the 1641 map and, as a result, has numerous placenames
added to it. Much of the nomenclature is decidedly old; for
example, Aethiopia Inferiors Pars is placed along the Southern
African coast. For the interior, this map follows the 1624
Hondius and the 1617 Blaeu folio maps. This map is readily
distinguished from the 1661 Cluver-Johann Buno map by the
inclusion of the imprint for the engraver for this map, 'Herman
Mosting Sculp: Lüneburg', at the bottom left of the map. In
addition to engraving this map of Africa, Herman Mosting of
Lüneburg engraved other maps in the book. The remaining maps in
the book were engraved by Martin Hailler whose imprint appears
on some of the maps. It appears that with Conrad Buno's death in
1671, new engravers were needed for the new editions of the
The map of Africa
and the other maps are approximately 21 x 25.5 cm each. There
are two known editions containing this Philipp Cluver - Johann
Buno - Herman Mosting map of Africa. The first was published in
1686 in Wolfenbüttel by the widow of Conrad Buno (Viduae Conradi
Bunonis). The second edition was published in 1694 by the Heirs
of Conrad Buno (Haeredum Buninianorum), also in Wolfenbüttel.
This second edition was edited by Johann Reiske (1641-1701).
Betz, Map #140.
Shirley, Maps of the World, Map #425. Burden, Maps of America,
Folding maps are in fine condition. Some spotting and
fingermarks, slight browning, placnames of some maps with some
old underlining. Bound in contemporary vellum.
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