"Africae pars Borealis", Scherer, Heinrich
Subject: Northern Africa
Period: 1699 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Novus
Color: Hand Color
13.7 x 9.2 inches
34.8 x 23.4 cm
This decorative map covers the northern half of the continent. It is full of the spurious geography of the period with inaccurately located large lakes, rivers and mountains. The title cartouche incorporates African wildlife and sailing ships add further interest to the map.
Two tiny tears in image have been archivally repaired.