Auction 146, Lot 748

"Africae Pars Borealis", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1699 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Black & White

14 x 9.2 inches
35.6 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.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.SHER-1a #156.

Condition: A

There are a couple of tiny, unobtrusive spots in the image, and chips in the bottom corners in the blank margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 9/4/2013