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Decorative map Europe, with a large decorative cartouche.

The map pays tribute to Saint Peter, the first Bishop of Rome and therefore the first Pope.

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".