"Genius Utriusque Americae, et Indigenarum Indoles et Exercitatio", Scherer, Heinrich
Subject: Title Pages - South America
Period: 1703 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Marianus
Color: Black & White
7.5 x 9.5 inches
19.1 x 24.1 cm
This fascinating frontispiece illustrates the various riches and industry of South America. The engraving focuses on the silver mining operations at Potosi, Bolivia with a stylized view of the mountain city and mines. In the foreground are scenes of trading and in the background are volcanoes and a flotilla of silver-laden galleons. Designed by Johannes Degler and beautifully engraved Joseph à Montaglegre of Nuremberg.