Auction 130, Lot 444

"Svecia Norvegia Russia Moscovitica", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: Northern Europe

Period: 1699 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.8 x 9 inches
35.1 x 22.9 cm

This handsome map covers from the British Isles and Iceland through Scandinavia, the Baltic, and the European parts of Russia. It is adorned with a lovely title cartouche, a sailing ship, and a scales cartouche topped with the symbol of the Jesuits. Heinrich Scherer, professor of mathematics at Munich, was a devout Jesuit whose work emphasized the Catholic hierarchy and the spread of Jesuit missions throughout the world.

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Condition: A

There are some stains from mounting tape in the top margin, well away from the map.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $140

Closed on 12/2/2009

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