Auction 123, Lot 728

"Penisola dell'Indo di qua del Gange, e l'Isola di Ceilan nell' Indie Orientali…", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria

Subject: India & Sri Lanka

Period: 1690 (circa)

Publication: Atlante Veneto

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.8 x 18 inches
60.5 x 45.7 cm

Fine, graphic map of India below the Tropic of Cancer, with insets of Sri Lanka and Trincomalee. The map is engraved in Coronelli's bold style with mountains and crisp detail filling the interior. The two insets are enclosed in decorative borders and the map is further embellished with a coat of arms held aloft by a cherub.

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Condition: A

A lovely impression on a sound sheet with paper professionally added to extend the right and left margins, well away from the map.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $950

Closed on 2/20/2008

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