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Auction 161, Lot 644

"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.

Condition: A

A sharp impression with minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $650

Closed on 2/8/2017