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Auction 102, Lot 285

"Corso del Fiume dell Amazoni", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria

Subject: South America - Northern

Period: 1691 (published)

Publication: Atlante Veneto, Nel Quale Si Contiene La Descrittione…

Color: Hand Color

18.2 x 11 inches
46.2 x 27.9 cm
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An uncommon map of the northern half of the continent focusing on the course of the Amazon River. Typical of Coronelli's strong engraving style the topographical features are very prominent. But most interesting are the many small illustrations of Native American life including several depictions of execution and cannibalism. Dispersed throughout the map are also several indigenous animals, including the incorrectly depicted elephants and lions. The title is contained in a garland cartouche with a coat of arms below. The distance scale is encircled in a ribbon that is being tied by a playful sea creature.

References: Phillips (A) 521-28.

Condition: A+

Crisp, dark impression. Modern coloring.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $650

Closed on 3/5/2003