Auction 119, Lot 444

"Mare del Nord…", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria

Subject: North Atlantic Ocean

Period: 1691 (circa)

Publication: Atlante Veneto…

Color: Hand Color

23.5 x 17.8 inches
59.7 x 45.2 cm

This ornate chart of the northern Atlantic Ocean includes considerable coastline detail particularly along the eastern seaboard of North America, the West Indies and the northern coast of South America. The old prime meridian is prominent, passing through Iceland, the Canary Islands and Cape Verde Islands. The handsome chart is crossed with rhumb lines and the large title cartouche is composed of two mermen and sugar cane. 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. A patriotic notation in Labrador declares that Antonio Zeno of Venice discovered the region in 1390.


Condition: A

Attractive example with just a couple, short tears in the blank margins that have been repaired on the verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $1,500 - $1,800

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 5/9/2007