Auction 119, Lot 398

"Archipelagi Americani Delineatio Geographica", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: Caribbean

Period: 1700 (published)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Black & White

Size:
13.3 x 9 inches
33.8 x 22.9 cm

This stunning map is focused on the West Indies, with a portion of Central America and the northern tip of South America. The map features an elaborate view on the right topped with a Latin title that translates roughly to These islands produce fruit and commodities that are transported by ship to Spain, France and England. The scene depicts traders and merchanmen loading their ships. Heinrich Scherer was a devout Jesuit and many of the maps and plates in his atlas emphasize the Catholic hierarchy and the spread of Jesuit missions throughout the world.

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Condition: A

Clean and bright impression with folds as issued.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $450

Closed on 5/9/2007

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