"Societas Iesu Per universum mundum diffusa Praedicat Christi Evangelium", Scherer, Heinrich
Period: 1702 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Novus
Color: Hand Color
13.9 x 9.1 inches
35.3 x 23.1 cm
Another from this series of maps by the Jesuit mathematician. The map is presented on a north polar projection and shows California as an Island. Large shining stars mark the locations of Jesuit missions throughout the world. Each corner is richly engraved with allegorical scenes of four Jesuit saints: St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order; Father Joseph Anchieta, Apostle of Brazil; Andreas Oviedus, Patriarch of Ethiopia; and St. Francis Xavier, Apostle of India.
References: Shirley #629.
Superb later color, highlighted with gold leaf.