Auction 111, Lot 12

"[Lot of 3 - World & Continents]", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: World & Continents

Period: 1710 (published)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7 x 9.1 inches
17.8 x 23.1 cm

Three sheets, each containing two maps. 1) America Borealis / America Australis, features the island of California in North America and Lake Parime in South America. 2) Africae Descriptio / Asiae Totius Descriptio, features the Ptolemaic configuration of Africa and the typical truncated Asian continent with a large Iedso distorting the shape of Japan. 3) Fol. R / Europa, includes a double hemisphere world map on a polar projection and a nice map of Europe. An interesting set of maps with several mathematical diagrams.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $500

Closed on 6/8/2005

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