Auction 114, Lot 494

"Corso delli Fiumi Drino, e Boiana nella Dalmatia descrito", Coronelli, Vicenzo Maria

Subject: Balkans

Period: 1695 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
24 x 17.3 inches
61 x 43.9 cm

This map is a splendid example of Coronelli's style with the topographical features graphically depicted. The map covers the region of present-day Montenegro and the Dalmatian coastline from Dubrovnik to Gjiri i Drinit. The large flourishing cartouche includes a fabulous sea monster. Coronelli established the society of geographers "Accademia degli Argonauta", one of the oldest in the world, and became the official geographer of the Venetian Republic. His maps of the Adriatic Sea were of particular strategic and economical importance and were also often used to glorify Venice and its victories over the Turks.

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Condition: B

Some minor spots and creases with a repair on centerfold.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $425

Closed on 3/1/2006

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