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Asiae status naturalis. Wonderful Asia antique map. Scherer c1710.

Asiae status naturalis. Wonderful Asia antique map. Scherer c1710.

by Scherer, Heinrich

Antique map of Asia, Japan and north-west Australia (Nova Hollandia) engraved in 1700. Distinctly a Henrich Scherer antique map, strongly defined, with cartouche of strange animals, published Munich, c1710. Asiae status naturalis dextera dei omnipotentis perfect geographice designat anno MDCC Cum apparatu viventium in ea commorantium voluvrum piscium et animalium &c. Asia, Japan and Nova Hollandia with palm trees, birds, fish and animals. New Holland (Australia) at lower right.

Rare copperplate-engraved map of Asia by Jesuit geographer Heinrich Scherer (1628-1704) for Atlas Novus exhibens orbem terraguem per naturae opera, historiae novae acveterus monumenta, artistique geographicae leges et praecepta.. (New Atlas exhibiting the lands, their nature, historic monuments, artistic geographical laws and rules), an early thematic atlas published in Munich between 1702 and 1710, during the period Scherer was royal tutor to the courts of Mantua and Bavaria.

Scherer's maps are renowned for their imaginative geographical presentation, and are instantly recognisable in the strongly defined engraving and unusual imagery. The wonderful cartouche features an elephant, lion, camel, monkeys and exotic birds; and there are ocean monsters, and various animals across the land.

This map is in fine condition with central vertical fold to accommodate the publication. To the map border measure 230 x 350mm (9 x 14 inches). The double page measures 275 x 370mm (10.75 x 14.5 inches).
(This fine map is framed in an antique-style veneered frame and is on display, for sale from Brisbane Antique Emporium at 794 Sandgate Road Clayfield - open 7 days from 10am to 5pm.) Please email sales@antiqueprintclub.com with enquiries.

Stock Number: amScher.AsStCPrice: $1,980.00

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