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Antique Print-WORLD MAP-Scherer-c. 1702
- Antique print, titled: 'Typus Totius Orbis Terraquei Geographice Delineatus, Et Ad Usum Globo Materiali Superinducendus' - Beautiful example of Scherer's map of the World, configured in 12 globe gores. California is shown as an island. Fascinating Northwest Passage treatment. Excellent detail in Australia and a nice bit of New Zealand shown, along with a curious oversized Tierra Del Fuego. Engraving / etching with hand colouring on hand laid paper. Description: Source unknown, to be determined.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Heinrich Scherer' after an anonymous artist. Heinrich Scherer (1628-1704) was a Professor of Hebrew, Mathematics and Ethics at the University of Dillingen until about 1680. Thereafter he obtained important positions as Official Tutor to the Royal Princes of Mantua and Bavaria. It was during his time in Munich as Tutor to the Princely house of Bavaria that his lifetime’s work as a cartographer received acclaim and recognition. Scherer’s world atlas, the Atlas Novus, first published in Munich between 1702 and 1710 and reissued in a second edition between 1730 and 1737, forms a singularly unusual, almost revolutionary work in terms of the development of European mapmaking at the beginning of the 18th Century. Condition: Good, given age. A few tiny unobtrusive spots. Light diagonal crease on the right. Original folds as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: BG-B6-13 Iscra The overall size is ca. 16.2 x 10.7 inch. The image size is ca. 13.7 x 8.5 inch. The overall size is ca. 41.2 x 27.1 cm. The image size is ca. 34.8 x 21.7 cm.
      [Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector]
Last Found On: 2017-11-11           Check availability:      IberLibro    

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