"Repraesentatio Totius Orbis Terraquei Cuius Partes, quae Umbra Carent, Fide, Catholica Imbutae sunt, Reliquae Omnes Inumbratae Religionis Catholicae Expertes sunt", Scherer, Heinrich
Period: 1700 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Novus… Part II… Geographica Hierarchica…
Color: Hand Color
13.8 x 9.2 inches
35.1 x 23.4 cm
Henrich Scherer, a mathematics professor and Jesuit, produced this work to emphasize the extent 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. The title is 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, per the . A risen Christ is shown above the scene and to the left is Magellan's ship. Numerous sea monsters occupy the oceans.
References: Shirley #628.
Some printer's plate ink residue else very fine.