Auction 121, Lot 736

"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, is modeled on 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

A sharp impression on a sheet with mild toning and damp stains. Margins with a tiny hole and tissue repairs on short fold separations. The centerfold has been reinforced.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/26/2007