Auction 130, Lot 697

"Asia Multis in locis Dei Matrem colit…", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: Asia

Period: 1700 (published)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Black & White

Size:
14 x 9 inches
35.6 x 22.9 cm

This precisely engraved map locates the Jesuit missions throughout Asia. Extends from the Red Sea to the Philippines to include Indo-China and the East Indies. Decorative vignette at right with a religious theme including Adam and Eve dallying about an apple tree. With a monument-style title cartouche below with three distance scales incorporated at the bottom. Two sailing ships decorate.

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Condition: B+

Clean paper and bright image with full margins. With toning at centerfold.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/2/2009

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