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America Borealis 1699

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America Borealis 1699 : H. Scherer

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Heinrich Scherer (1628-1704) was a Jesuit, geographer, and professor of mathematics in Munich. His "Atlas Novus", published in eight volumes from 1702-1710, was an unusual publication featuring maps of all areas of the known world, indicating their religious tendencies with an emphasis on promulgating the Catholic church and faith. This map of North America shows California as an island and towns and mountains are represented pictorially. The Caribbean coast of South America is shown and between the Orinoco and Amazon rivers is the fictitious Lake of Parime with the mythical city of Dorado on its western shore. Ships sail the seas, and a decorative title cartouche is to the right edge. A finely engraved, uncommon and attractive map.
mapmaker: H. Scherer  
place and date of publication: Munich 1703
medium and colour: Copperplate, Coloured
size in mm: 235 by 350mm (9.25 by 13.75 inches).
ref: 40170
literature: Shirley, Maps In The Atlases Of The British Library,T.SHER-1a

Price: £ 1000

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