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Stock# 37297
Description

Richly engraved decorative map of North America, showing California as an Island, in Scherer's distinctive style.

Scherer's Atlas Novus was a 7 volume compendium which demonstrated his unique style and devout Jesuit religious values. The atlas was produced by a young Johann Baptiste Homann and others, demonstrating a unique quality which makes this the first "thematic atlas". Includes decorative cartouche, sea monster and sailing ships.