Auction 112, Lot 637

"Chekiang, e Kiangsi, Provincie della China, Dedicate All'Illustrissimo Signore Marco Gradenico…", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria

Subject: China

Period: 1692 (circa)

Publication: Corso Geograpfico

Color: Hand Color

24.3 x 18.3 inches
61.7 x 46.5 cm

Handsome map of Zhejiang and Jiangxi from Coronelli's set of six maps showing thirteen Chinese provinces, modeled upon the earlier maps by Joan Blaeu and the Jesuit Martino Martini. The map is richly adorned with elaborate title and scale cartouches. Vincenzo Coronelli was a Franciscan priest and renowned mathematician and cartographer. He was appointed official Cosmographer to the Venetian Republic in 1685 and founded the world's earliest geographic society, L'Accademia Cosmografica degli Argonauti.

References: Phillips (A) #5951-155.

Condition: B

Mild toning and damp stains. Tissue repairs on short fold separations.

Estimate: $550 - $600


Closed on 9/28/2005