Auction 103, Lot 525

"Abissinia doue sono le Fonti del Nilo…", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria

Subject: Eastern Africa

Period: 1691-96 (circa)

Publication: Atlante Veneto…

Color: Hand Color

23.6 x 17.4 inches
59.9 x 44.2 cm

Very uncommon map that concentrates of the source of the Nile in a lake called Tzana, Dembea that Coronelli is considered to be the first to accurately depict. Extensive notations throughout. The map is graphically illustrated with large mountains, a large garland style title cartouche and scale of miles. Inset map shows the origin of the Nile on the Ptolemaic model.

References: Phillips (A) 5950-26.

Condition: B

Fine, dark impression with nice color. Printer’s crease at upper centerfold with a trace of toning along centerfold. Otherwise a very nice example.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $425

Closed on 6/11/2003