"Asiae Pars Potissima", Scherer, Heinrich
Subject: Asia - Central
Period: 1710 (published)
Publication: Atlas Novus
Color: Hand Color
7.1 x 9.2 inches
18 x 23.4 cm
An attractive map focusing on the central part of Asia but extending to include much of Eastern Europa and Northeastern Africa. The Caspian Sea is depicted with a curious oval shape. Nova Zembla is confidently shown as an island; whereas earlier cartographers depicted only the southern and western coastlines reflecting the discoveries of Barents and Linschoten.
Sharp impression and fine later color.