Rare Map Showing the Spread of Catholicism Through Europe
"Status Religionis Catholicae in Europa per Mappam Geographicam Proposit.", Scherer, Heinrich
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.
A dark impression on a clean, bright sheet with attractive color.