Auction 132, Lot 336

"Archipelagi Americani Delineatio Geographica", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: Caribbean

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.3 x 9 inches
33.8 x 22.9 cm

This stunning map is focused on the West Indies, with a portion of Central America and the northern tip of South America. The map features an elaborate view topped with a Latin title that translates roughly to These islands produce fruit and commodities that are transported by ship to Spain, France and England. The scene depicts traders and merchantmen loading their ships. Heinrich Scherer was a devout Jesuit and many of the maps and plates in his atlas emphasize the Catholic hierarchy and the spread of Jesuit missions throughout the world.

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Condition: A

Some minor soil on centerfold, overall very good with a sharp impression and wide margins. There are a couple short edge tears in the side margins.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/2/2010

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