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SCHERER, Heinrich - [World Polar Projection with insular California.]

SCHERER, Heinrich - [World Polar Projection with insular California.]
[World Polar Projection with insular California.] - SCHERER, Heinrich
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Title : [World Polar Projection with insular California.].
Map maker : SCHERER, Heinrich.
Date : Munich, ca. 1710.
Size : 9.4 x 14.2 inches. / 24.0 x 36.0 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :Original copper engraved map; page size 27 x 40 cm; from: 'Atlas Novus...Part III...Atlas Marianus'.
A beautifully engraved world map on a North polar projection which is the general map to Scherer's 'Atlas Marianus' , glorifying the Virgin Mary, and marking Jesuit missions around the World.
This map depicts California as an Island, and is decorated with devotional figures in all four corners, together with ships, putti and sea monsters. A nice, sharp impression.

Scherer was professor of mathematics, and a Jesuit. His atlas contains 11 world maps with a strong emphasises on Catholicism and the spread of the Jesuit missions around the World.
Shirley, World, 629.
Condition : Paper light cream coloured, folds as issued, evenly toned with some foxing, smudging and staining, edges reddened with a slight discolouration to the centrefold, some slight warping, otherwise in fine condition.

ID: 95897

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