ASIA MULTIS IN LOCIS DEI MATREM
Full title "Asia Multis in Locis Dei Matrem Colit, et Vicissim Multos Favores ab Illa Accipit"
Attractive map of Asia. There is a stunning title cartouche showing two figures in Asian dress worshipping with an image of the Garden of Eden, and the Virgin and child appearing above them.
Jesuit missions are marked by stars.
The map extends from the Red Sea to the Philippines and includes Indo-China and the East Indies. Scherer's highly imaginative representation of Hokkaido (Iedso) is connected to Honshu by a narrow isthmus. The Mariana Islands form a prominent archipelago trailing off the southeast coast of Japan. Partial outlines of Nova Hollandia, Carpentaria, and Nova Guinea appear at bottom right. The decorative cartouche shows the conversion of the Asian people to Christianity and incorporates a vignette of Adam and Eve with the serpent and the apple tree. Two sailing ships further decorate the map.
Excellent hand colour
Very good condition
REF References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.SHER-1a #36.
code : M4604
Cartographer : Scherer Heinrich
Date : 1699 Munich
Size : 23*36 cms
availability : Available
Price : £295
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