Auction 149, Lot 413

Rare Map Showing the Spread of Catholicism Through Europe

"Status Religionis Catholicae in Europa per Mappam Geographicam Proposit.", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: Europe

Period: 1702 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

13.8 x 9.1 inches
35.1 x 23.1 cm

This map of Europe shows the spread of Catholicism throughout the continent. A legend on a stone plinth at bottom left identifies cities based on their Catholic affiliation, including those that are part non-Catholic, and those where Catholicism has been introduced but is in decline. The magnificent title cartouche features a vignette of the Crucifixion, and the map is further embellished by sailing ships and sea monsters.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.SHER-1a #30.

Condition: A+

A dark impression on a clean, bright sheet with attractive color.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $600

Closed on 5/21/2014