Auction 129, Lot 449

"Mare del Nord…", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria

Subject: North Atlantic Ocean

Period: 1692 (circa)

Publication: Atlante Veneto

Color: Black & White

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: Manasek #61.

Condition: A

Near fine example with early dark impression on thick paper. The very light darkening at centerfold is from show-through of old backstrap paste, not toning. In original uncolored state.

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,800

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 9/23/2009