Auction 121, Lot 407

"Mare del Nord…", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria

Subject: North Atlantic Ocean

Period: 1692 (circa)

Publication: Atlante Veneto

Color: Hand Color

24 x 17.8 inches
61 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 ocean 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.

References: Mansek #61.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with attractive later color. The centerfold has been repaired, with a small amount of facsimile on the intersection of the rhumb lines.

Estimate: $1,600 - $1,900

Sold for: $1,500

Closed on 9/26/2007