"Figura Naturalis Americae Australis Divino Artificio Constructa Geographice Delineata", Scherer, Heinrich
Subject: South America
Period: 1700 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Novus
Color: Black & White
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.
The map is in lovely condition with some paper hinge remnants on the verso.