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Stock# 51627
Description

Richly engraved decorative map of North America, showing California as and 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 engraved by a young Johann Baptiste Homann and others, demonstrating a unique quality which makes this the first "thematic atlas".

Includes large vignette and cartouche, sea monsters and several sailing ships including a large ship off the tip of the Baja.

Reference
McLaughlin 161.