"[Atlas Novus Frontispiece]", Scherer, Heinrich
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1700 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
7 x 9.5 inches
17.8 x 24.1 cm
This fascinating frontispiece was designed by Johannes Deger and engraved by Matthias Wolffgang. The central feature is an armillary sphere suspended by the hand of God above a harbor full of ships. Each corner is embellished with a scene representing exploration, astronomy and cartography.
Narrow (1/16") original top margin with some soil and wormholes in margins.