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Auction 100, Lot 48

"Terre Artiche…", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1696 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23.8 x 17.5 inches
60.5 x 44.5 cm

This is one of the most visually dramatic and interesting maps of the North Pole. Clouds filled with wind-heads surround the title cartouche and a panel of text describing the Northern Lights is enclosed within an illustrative surround accented by a coat of arms. Coronelli forsakes any imaginary geography and maps those regions verified by exploration, with notations citing the particular voyages or explorer. Questionable regions are shown by indistinct faint engraved lines.

References: Rey, L. Unveiling the Arctic, fig. 6, p. 487.

Condition: B

Remargined at top including facsimile of neatline. Repairs on centerfold and a short tear entering map 1/2" at right.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,200

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 9/12/2002