Auction 111, Lot 609

"Asiae Pars Potissima", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: Asia - Central

Period: 1710 (published)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A+

Sharp impression and fine later color.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Unsold

Closed on 6/8/2005

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