Striking map of North America, showing California as an island, from Scherer's Atlas Novus. Fascinating depiction of the Great Lakes, Florida and California. Nearly 20 sea creatures are shown. Numeous animals are shown roaming the interior of North America. Unquestionably one of Scherer's most decorative maps, without the usual Jesuit symbols. Striking dark impression. Small western hemisphere also shows California as an island. Scherer's maps are prized for their rich engraving style. Very faint discoloration at the centerfold, much less than shown in image. A nice example of a sought after map. McLaughlin 140, Tooly 89, Leighly 154.
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