Auction 101, Lot 278

"Parte Occidentale dell' Europa [and] Parte Orientale dell' Europa", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria

Subject: Europe

Period: 1691 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
34.8 x 23.5 inches
88.4 x 59.7 cm

A very large and robustl engraving consisting of two maps, each approximately 23.5 x 19", here joined. Covers all of Europe to the Caspian Sea and the Urals in the north, and extends to show part of North America. Very decorative and large title cartouches. Engraved vignettes show whalers harpooning a whale from rowboats. A very stunning example of the mapmaker's art.

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Condition: A

Crisp, dark impression and thick hand laid paper with appropriate modern color.

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,000

Sold for: $3,000

Closed on 12/4/2002

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