Rare map in very good condition

A finely engraved and attractive map of South America filled with towns and pictorial representations of the mountainous topography. Near Guyana, the fictitious lake of Parime is named with the mythical city of Dorado shown upon its shores. A number of ships sail the seas, and the map is decorated with a cartouche showing the bounty of South America, including fat-tailed sheep. The scale of miles is topped with the symbol for the Society of Jesus. Heinrich Scherer, professor of mathematics at Munich, was a devout Jesuit. Many of the maps and plates in his atlas emphasize the Catholic hierarchy and the spread of Jesuit missions throughout the world.

Good hand colour

Very good condition.

Ref: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.SHER-1a #114.

code : M3222

Cartographer : Scherer Heinrich

Date : 1699

Size : 23.5*36

availability : Available

Price : £245

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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