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Auction 118, Lot 28

"Repraesentatio Geographica Itineris Maritimi Navis Victoriae…", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: World

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

14 x 9 inches
35.6 x 22.9 cm
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This very graphic map of the world is presented on a north polar projection and depicting all of the world except the South Pole. California is shown as an island and the track of Magellan's voyage around the world is noted. There is a distorted portion of Australia noted as Nova Hollandia. At left is a beautiful engraving of Magellan's ship Victoria. Heinrich Scherer, professor of mathematics at Munich, was a devout Jesuit whose work emphasizes the Catholic hierarchy and the spread of Jesuit missions throughout the world.

References: Shirley #626.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,600

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 3/6/2007