Auction 128, Lot 816

"Asiae Pars Potissima", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: Central Asia

Period: 1710 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.1 x 9.2 inches
18 x 23.4 cm

An attractive map focusing on the central part of Asia but extending to include much of Eastern Europe and Northeastern Africa. The Caspian Sea is depicted with a curious oval shape. Nova Zembla is confidently shown as an island; whereas earlier cartographers depicted only the southern and western coastlines reflecting the discoveries of Barents and Linschoten.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/20/2009

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