PCT-61568

Franconia multa numerat loca (..) - Scherer (1699)

  • Technic: Copperplate engraving / etching on hand laid (verge) paper.
  • Condition: Very good, given age. Original folds as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1699
  • Overall size: 40.9 x 27.2 cm
  • Image size: 35.3 x 22.9 cm
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Description: Antique map, titled: 'Franconia multa numerat loca deiparae sacra in quibus magna recipit à dei matre beneficia.' - Detailed uncommon map of the Franconia region in Germany.

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Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Heinrich Scherer' after an anonymous artist. Heinrich Scherer (1628-1704) was a Professor of Hebrew, Mathematics and Ethics at the University of Dillingen until about 1680. Thereafter he obtained important positions as Official Tutor to the Royal Princes of Mantua and Bavaria. It was during his time in Munich as Tutor to the Princely house of Bavaria that his lifetime’s work as a cartographer received acclaim and recognition. Scherer’s world atlas, the Atlas Novus, first published in Munich between 1702 and 1710 and reissued in a second edition between 1730 and 1737, forms a singularly unusual, almost revolutionary work in terms of the development of European mapmaking at the beginning of the 18th Century.