Auction 133, Lot 640

"Asiae pars Australis, Insulae Indicae cum suis Naturae Dotibus", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: Southeast Asia

Period: 1710 (published)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.8 x 8.8 inches
35.1 x 22.4 cm

This elaborately decorated map focuses on the islands of Southeast Asia, from an enlarged (and slightly misplaced) Sri Lanka to the Marianna Islands and New Guinea. The northern coastline of Australia (Nova Hollandia) is depicted with an incredible array of wild animals and exotic plants. A huge compass rose fills the Indian Ocean, and the seas are filled with sea monsters and flying fish.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,300

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 9/1/2010

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