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Auction 125, Lot 48

"Repraesentatio Geographica Itineris Maritimi Navis Victoriae…", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: World - Polar

Period: 1703 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus…

Color: Hand Color

14 x 9 inches
35.6 x 22.9 cm

This very graphic map of the world is presented on a north polar projection and depicts all of the world except the South Pole. California is shown as an island and the track of Magellan's voyage around the world is noted. There is a distorted portion of Australia noted as Nova Hollandia. At left is a beautiful engraving of Magellan's ship Victoria, and sea monsters are shown in the oceans. Heinrich Scherer, professor of mathematics at Munich, was a devout Jesuit whose work emphasizes the Catholic hierarchy and the spread of Jesuit missions throughout the world.

References: Shirley #626.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,700

Sold for: $1,500

Closed on 9/24/2008