Auction 112, Lot 31

"Societas Iesu per universum mundum diffusa Praedicat Christi Evangelium", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: World

Period: 1702 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Black & White

13.8 x 9.2 inches
35.1 x 23.4 cm

This map is from the series produced by Scherer who was a mathematics professor and devout Jesuit. The map is presented on a north polar projection and shows California as an island. Large shining stars mark the locations of Jesuit missions throughout the world. Each corner is richly engraved with allegorical scenes of four Jesuit saints: St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order; Father Joseph Anchieta, Apostle of Brazil; Andreas Oviedus, Patriarch of Ethiopia; and St. Francis Xavier, Apostle of India.

References: Shirley #629.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $950 - $1,100

Sold for: $600

Closed on 9/28/2005