Auction 111, Lot 44

"[Geologic Map]", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1710 (published)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.7 x 8.7 inches
34.8 x 22.1 cm

This unusual chart shows a cross-section of the earth's interior with its magma core, which is quaintly portrayed a the location of Hell with the Devil in residence. The surface of the earth is shown with erupting volcanoes, mountains and oceans. Other diagrams flank the main engraving.

References:

Condition: A+

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $160

Closed on 6/8/2005

Archived