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Auction 170, Lot 56


"Proiectio Optica Hemisphaerii Polaris Arctici", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1710 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

7.4 x 9.4 inches
18.8 x 23.9 cm
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Unusual chart showing the northern hemisphere centered on the North Pole and surrounded by four terrestrial diagrams. The island of California is shown, with only major rivers, lakes and mountains depicted on each continent.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.SHER-1a #119.

Condition: A

A sharp impression with a couple of minor spots of foxing. The left margin is narrow but ample for framing.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $60

Closed on 11/14/2018