"Planisphaerium ex Polo Artico…", Scherer, Heinrich
Period: 1700 (dated)
Publication: Novus Atlas
Color: Black & White
7.3 x 9.3 inches
18.5 x 23.6 cm
Unusual polar projection showing the entire world, save the South Pole. North America is shown with California as an island and South America has a wildly distorted shape with a chubby 'tail.' Australia is shown in part and named Nova Hollandia. There are three astronomical diagrams at the bottom of the map.
References: Shirley #634.
Brown paper hinge remnants on verso.