Auction 142, Lot 693

"Africae pars Australis", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: Southern Africa

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

13.7 x 8.9 inches
34.8 x 22.6 cm

This decorative map of southern Africa, Madagascar, and adjacent islands is full of the spurious geography of the period with large lakes, rivers and mountains. The star-like symbol of the Jesuits (IHS) sits atop the distance scale. The title cartouche depicts two lions, an open chest, and two ormolu plates resting on a table. The map is further adorned with flying fish and sailing ships.

References: Norwich #164.

Condition: B+

There is some printer's ink residue, light soiling, and a couple of tiny tears in image that have been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $130

Closed on 11/28/2012