Auction 121, Lot 18

"Typus Totius Orbis Terraquei Geographice Delineatus, et ad Usum Globo Materiali Superinducendus", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: World

Period: 1700 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

13.8 x 8.8 inches
35.1 x 22.4 cm

This is an interesting and uncommon set of globe gores. It is one of eleven world maps that appeared in the Novus Atlas that was published between 1702 and 1710. California is shown as an island, Iedso is a part of Japan, and Australia, New Guinea and New Zealand are not yet fully formed. A small, strapwork title cartouche contains the date.

References: Shirley #633.

Condition: A

A sheet with a repaired tear in the lower margin, not affecting the map. Slight area of irregular paper in the upper left, still very good.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,300

Sold for: $700

Closed on 9/26/2007