Auction 108, Lot 47

"[Globe Gore]", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1694 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

14.7 x 14.7 inches
37.3 x 37.3 cm

This is a scarce polar gore, or calotte, for Coronelli's massive 42" globe. It depicts the Arctic north of the 70th degree of latitude with a 7-line description around the North Pole. Coronelli is well known for making a concerted effort to delineate only verified discoveries and this map is a perfect example of his careful cartography. Notations are included to identify the discoveries of several Arctic explorers in Baffins Bay, Davis Straight, Greenland, Spitzberg and Nova Zembla. The sheet is beautifully engraved with fascinating scenes of men hunting various animals and monsters - polar bear, walrus, seal, whale, and swordfish.


Condition: A

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,400

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/29/2004