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Auction 118, Lot 110

"America Borealis [on sheet with] America Ausralis", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1702 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Black & White

Size:
7.3 x 9.3 inches
18.5 x 23.6 cm

Nice pair of maps on one sheet, engraved in Scherer's typical, bold style. North America features California as an island and Fretum Anian with Compaigne Land appearing in the Pacific. South America has a very unusual delineation of Tierra del Fuego. The interiors of both maps are filled with mountains ranges and waterways, but not a great number of place names. Heinrich Scherer, professor of mathematics at Munich, was a devout Jesuit. Many of the maps and plates in his atlas emphasize the Catholic hierarchy and the spread of Jesuit missions throughout the world.

References: McLaughlin #157.

Condition: A

Very minor printing defect at the bottom, otherwise fine. Brown paper hinge remnants on verso.

Estimate: $500 - $700

Sold for: $300

Closed on 3/6/2007

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