"Idea Naturalis Americae Borealis Digito dei Formata Geographice Proposita", Scherer, Heinrich
Subject: North America
Period: 1700 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Novus
Color: Black & White
14 x 9 inches
35.6 x 22.9 cm
This captivating map of North America features a huge island of California, an oversized depiction of the Great Lakes, and a misplaced Mississippi River delta. It is decorated with two cartouches, one is capped with a globe revealing the Western Hemisphere and the other, at the lower left corner, is surrounded with exotic animals, most not native to North America. The most alluring feature of the map are the multitude of fanciful wildlife on the land with sea-life and monsters filling the oceans.
References: McLaughlin #140; Tooley (America) p. 132.
Great impression. Two tiny spots in bottom blank margin, well away from map.