Auction 137, Lot 527

"Suecia Noruegia Russia Moscovi Tica", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: Northern Europe

Period: 1699 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.8 x 9.3 inches
35.1 x 23.6 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

Just a hint of toning along centerfold at top.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/14/2011

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