Auction 119, Lot 427

"Figura Naturalis Americae Australis Divino Artificio Constructa Geographice Delineata", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: South America

Period: 1700 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Black & White

Size:
13.8 x 8.8 inches
35.1 x 22.4 cm

Charming map illustrating the geographical features of the continent. The huge Amazon and Paraguay Rivers and the fictitious L. Prime dominate the topography. The title cartouche is surrounded by a variety of wildlife, including an incongruent rhinoceros, and the sea is filled with an incredible array of sea monsters.

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Condition: A

The map is in lovely condition with some paper hinge remnants on the verso.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 5/9/2007

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