"Abissinia doue sono le Fonti del Nilo…", Coronelli, Vicenzo 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.
Fine, dark impression with nice color. Printer’s crease at upper centerfold with a trace of toning along centerfold. Otherwise a very nice example.