Auction 122, Lot 587

"Marcomania, hoggidi Marchesato de Moravia detto volgarmente Marnhem…", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1690 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
24 x 18 inches
61 x 45.7 cm

A splendid map of Moravia centered roughly on Brno and filled with well-engraved mountains, forests, coats of arms and cities. The map is dedicated to Andrea Bragadin within the elegant cartouche, and a skillfully composed scale of miles fills the lower right corner. 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.

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Condition: A

A great impression on a sheet with pleasant later color. There are a few minor printer's creases, primarily in the lower right margin.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $900

Closed on 12/5/2007

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