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Henrick SCHERER (Dilingen 1628 - Monaco 1704)
Regionum Circumpolarium Lapponiae Islandiae et Groenlandiae Novae et Veteris Nova Descriptio Geographica 1701
1703. "Affascinante carta del Polo Nord, pubblicata nell'opera di Heinrich Scherer ""Atlas Novus exhibens orbem terraguem per naturae opera, historiae navae acveterus monumenta, artistique geographicae leges et praecepta.."" edito in 8 parti, dal 1702 al 1710. La mappa rispecchia le conoscenze cartografiche del periodo, lasciando aperta la possibilità di una passaggio a Nordest che a Nordovest. La mappa è decorata da mostri marini, e vignette di cacciatori ed orsi. Incisione su rame, lievi ossidazioni, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione." Fascinating map of the North Pole by Heinrich Scherer (1628-1704) for his Atlas Novus exhibens orbem terraguem per naturae opera, historiae navae acveterus monumenta, artistique geographicae leges et praecepta...published in eight volumes from 1702-1710 in Munich. Scherer, a devout Jesuit, produced this geographical compendium to depict the Catholic hierarchy and the spread of Jesuit missions throughout the world. The map itself presents typical cartography for the period, leaving open the possibility of both a Northeast and Northwest Passage to the Far East. The map is literally filled with images of sea monsters, whaling, hunting and exploration. The title cartouche is engraved onto the hide of a polar bear with two hunters, and at right is a vignette of the people of Lapland. Copper etching, some light stains, otherwise in good condition.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius [Italy]
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