"Terra Sancta Christi et Deiparae Patria Utriusque Sacris Vestigiis Atque Favoribus Hodieque Illustrata", Scherer, Heinrich
Subject: Eastern Mediterranean & Holy Land
Period: 1699 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Novus
Color: Hand Color
13.9 x 9.1 inches
35.3 x 23.1 cm
Henrich Scherer, a mathematics professor and Jesuit, produced this work to emphasize the extent of Catholic influence in the world. This map of the eastern Mediterranean extends from Crete and southern Turkey to Cyprus and the Holy Land. A large religious title cartouche is featured prominently in the center of the map.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.SHER-1a #37.
A sharp impression with minor marginal soiling.