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Auction 168, Lot 638

Includes a Large Inset of Guam

"Nova et Vera Exhibitio Geographica Insularum Marianarum cum Insulis de Pais Marianis ad Austrum Obiectis nu Perrime Inventis", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: Southeast Asia, East Asia & Guam

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

13.4 x 9.1 inches
34 x 23.1 cm

Centered on the Mariana Islands, this map extends from China, Korea and Japan in the north to New Guinea and the northern coast of Australia in the south. Included are the Philippines, much of Southeast Asia, and numerous islands in the Pacific. A large inset map focuses on Guam, the largest of the Mariana Islands. The map is adorned with four sea serpents and two sailing galleons.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.SHER-1a #24.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with a hint of toning along the centerfold and a professionally repaired centerfold separation near the center of the image.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/6/2018