Auction 122, Lot 7

"[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.


Condition: A

Narrow (1/16") original top margin with some soil and wormholes in margins.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $500

Closed on 12/5/2007