Auction 113, Lot 378

"Orthographia Geometrica. Hemisphaerii Orientalis", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: Eastern Hemisphere

Period: 1710 (published)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.3 x 9.3 inches
18.5 x 23.6 cm

Attractive map of the Eastern Hemisphere. Africa is shown on the Ptolemaic model with the Nile rising from twin lakes below the equator. The eastern coast of Asia is severely truncated, and Japan and Iedso are connected forming a large blob. Australia is partially mapped. Three diagrams are at the bottom.

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Condition: B

Small printer's ink smudge at left, else fine.

Estimate: $130 - $180

Sold for: $65

Closed on 12/7/2005

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