1737 SCHERER Atlas WORLD Map Northern Celestial Hemisphere Sky California Island

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Map title: Cumnecdum Stella Haec extorts suiset Olympo… 
Northern Celestial and Terrestrial Hemispheres)
A rare copper engraved antique map of the northern celestial sky with the constellations of the zodiac surrounding a terrestrial map on a north polar projection.
California is shown as an island.
In the foreground is a crowned lion holding both a sword and shepherd's staff with a putti holding the pope's mitre. Above the world an angel shines a light on Asia and the Americas. Drawn by Johannes Degler and engraved by Joseph a Montalegre.
frontispiece for Heinrich Scherer
Map is from the book: Atlas Marianus sive Praecipuae Totius Orbis Habitati 
Imagines et Statuae Magnae dei Matris Beneficiis ac Prodigiis
P. Henrico Scherer
Joannis Caspair Bencard
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Page size 27.7 x 20.5 cm
Plate is in very good condition for its age, engravings are clear
Page has some browning along the top margin, small hole and small spots in upper left corner
Text in Latin
Blank on reverse.  
UK postage £7.99
Europe £12.50
Worldwide £13.50

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