Auction 149, Lot 692

"Africae Pars Australis", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: Southern Africa

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

13.6 x 9 inches
34.5 x 22.9 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; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.SHER-1a #157.

Condition: A

A nice impression with a hint of offsetting.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 5/21/2014