Auction 150, Lot 672

"Africae Pars Borealis", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1699 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

14.1 x 9.3 inches
35.8 x 23.6 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

A fine impression with a hint of toning along centerfold at top and an archivally repaired worm hole in top blank margin.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/17/2014