Auction 119, Lot 732

"Totius Asiae Continens cum Praecipuis Insulis Eidem Annexis", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: Asia

Period: 1703 (circa)

Publication: Geographia Politica…

Color: Black & White

13.8 x 9 inches
35.1 x 22.9 cm

On this map of continental Asia and the adjacent islands Japan is shown with an oversized Terra Iedso (Hokkaido) connected with Honshu via a narrow isthmus. The Compagnie Land of the de Vries expedition is shown above, separated by a narrow strait named after the explorer. Nova Zembla is depicted correctly as an island, but the northeastern part of Siberia, the Chukchi peninsula and Kamchatka are missing. A portion of Australia is shown as Nova Hollandia with New Guinea shown separate from Terra des Papous. The title is surrounded with a beautifully engraved cartouche, and the scale of miles is topped by the symbol for the Society of Jesus.

References: Walter #116; Yeo #92.

Condition: A+

Excellent impression with folds as issued.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 5/9/2007