"Svecia Norvegia Russia Moscovitica", Scherer, Heinrich
Subject: Northern Europe
Period: 1699 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Novus
Color: Hand Color
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.
There are some stains from mounting tape in the top margin, well away from the map.