Auction 119, Lot 3

"Globus Terraqueus Ecclesiastico Politicus…", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1703 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

7.3 x 9.2 inches
18.5 x 23.4 cm

Stunning and inventive title page drawn by Johann Degler and engraved by Leonard Heckenauer. The page features the hand of God suspending the world from a cross attached at the Pole. The surrounding heavens are filled with winsome cherubs, some of whom hold crowns and the hats of popes, cardinals and bishops, with allegorical representations of the continents of Europe, Asia, Africa and America. All of the continental figures hold a map, with the one representing the Americas featuring California as an island.

References: McLaughlin TP #9.

Condition: A

Sharp impression with attractive later color.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $700

Closed on 5/9/2007