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Auction 94, Lot 201

"Repraesentatio Americae Australis cuius Provinciae luce verae fidei imbutae inumbres sunt reliquae umbra copertae, & vera Fide destitutae", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: South America

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Black & White

13.6 x 9 inches
34.5 x 22.9 cm
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Superb, decorative map of the continent engraved to distinguish between those regions under Catholic influence and those regions yet to be penetrated. In the Atlantic, a huge ship is seen in route to Brazil and Paraquay with its decked filled with Jesuit missionaries. In the Pacific a similar ship is portrayed in route to Peru and Chili. The title cartouche is supported by putti and trumpets extend from the heavens with verses from Psalms. This is a very beautiful map and a graphic record of the spread of Christianity in the New World.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $600

Closed on 3/7/2001