Auction 124, Lot 622

"Repraesentatio Totius Asiae, Cuius Regiones Pacae Fide Catholica Illustratae Umbram non Habent Reliquae Passim Adhuc in Tenebris iacent et Variis Errroribus Sepultae", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: Asia

Period: 1710 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.5 x 9 inches
34.3 x 22.9 cm

An uncommon and highly imaginative map of the Asian continent by this Munich cartographer, Jesuit, and professor of mathematics. The map illustrates those regions that had successful Jesuit missions, including China, the Philippines, and the Portuguese colonies in India. The Caspian Sea appears in a curious circular format. In Japan, Hokkaido (Terra Iedso) erupts in a huge protrusion from the northern coastline of Honshu and a small part of Compagne Land appears to the north of that. There is very little detail within the map. The title cartouche is held aloft by an angel and a vignette in the opposite corner portrays Jesus Christ with representatives of the various Asia nations.

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Condition: A

Sharp impression with a bit of light soil in margins.

Estimate: $650 - $750

Sold for: $450

Closed on 5/7/2008

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