Auction 121, Lot 2

"Globus Terraqueus Ecclesiastico Politicus In Suas Partes et Dominia Divisus", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1703 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

7.3 x 9.2 inches
18.5 x 23.4 cm

Stunning and inventive title page drawn by Johann Degler and engraved by Leonard Heckenauer. The page features the hand of God suspending the world from a cross attached at the Pole. The surrounding heavens are filled with winsome cherubs, some of whom hold crowns and the hats of popes, cardinals and bishops, with allegorical representations of the continents of Europe, Asia, Africa and America. All of the continental figures hold a map, with the one representing the Americas featuring California as an island.

References: McLaughlin TP #9.

Condition: A

Nice impression on a strong sheet with a slightly narrow margin on the left, still sufficient for framing.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/26/2007