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Auction 102, Lot 14

"Repraesentatio Totius Orbis Terraquei Cuius Partes, Quae Umbra Carent, Fide Catholica Imbutae sunt, Reliquae Omnes Inumbratae Religionis Catholicae Expertes sunt", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: World

Period: 1702 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

13.8 x 9 inches
35.1 x 22.9 cm
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Henrich Scherer, a mathematics professor and Jesuit, produced this work to emphasize the extend of Catholic influence in the New World. The map is presented on a polar projection and is shaded to indicate the spread of the Catholic religion throughout the world. California is shown as an Island. Title enclosed in a strapwork cartouche with a symbolic scene on the right showing the separation of the sheep from the goats, with the sheep ascending to heaven and the goats descending to hell. A risen Christ is shown above the scene. To the left is Magellan's ship. Numerous sea monsters occupy the oceans.

References: Shirley #628.

Condition: A+

Splendid later color exquisitely highlighted with gold leaf.

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,500


Closed on 3/5/2003