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Auction 180, Lot 61

"Fol. O. [America]", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1705 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Black & White

7.3 x 9.4 inches
18.5 x 23.9 cm
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This interesting chart was included in Scherer's geographical compendium that emphasized the Catholic hierarchy and spread of Jesuit missions throughout the world. The map focuses on the Americas but also shows a good part of Europe and Africa with the prime meridian placed just to the west of Bermuda. The large island of California is depicted with an unusual peninsula on its northwest coast. Only major geographical features and cities depicted. At the bottom are two global projections showing the distance between Constantinople and Goa.

References: McLaughlin #155; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.SHER-1a #124.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression on a bright sheet with light toning along the fold at left.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 11/18/2020