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