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Auction 118, Lot 32

"Planisphaerium ex Polo Artico…", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: World

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.

Condition: A

Brown paper hinge remnants on verso.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 3/6/2007