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Auction 145, Lot 77

"America Borealis [on sheet with] America Ausralis", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1702 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Black & White

7.3 x 9.3 inches
18.5 x 23.6 cm
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Nice pair of maps on one sheet, engraved in Scherer's typical, bold style. North America features California as an island and Fretum Anian with Compaigne Land appearing in the Pacific. South America has a very unusual delineation of Tierra del Fuego. The interiors of both maps are filled with mountains ranges and waterways, but not a great number of place names. Heinrich Scherer, professor of mathematics at Munich, was a devout Jesuit. Many of the maps and plates in his atlas emphasize the Catholic hierarchy and the spread of Jesuit missions throughout the world.

References: McLaughlin #157.

Condition: A

A fine impression with a very minor printing defect at the bottom. Brown paper hinge remnants on verso.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/12/2013