Auction 136, Lot 49

"[Globe Gore - North Pole]", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1695 (circa)

Publication: Corso Geographico Universale

Color: Hand Color

14.8 x 14.8 inches
37.6 x 37.6 cm

North polar calotte depicting the Arctic north of the 70th degree latitude with a 7-line description around the North Pole. Notations are included to identify the discoveries of several Arctic explorers in Baffin's Bay, Davis Straight, Greenland, Spitzberg and Nova Zembla. The sheet is beautifully engraved with fascinating scenes of men hunting sea monsters and various animals. Coronelli is well known for making a concerted effort to delineate only verified discoveries and these maps are perfect examples of his careful cartography.

References: Kershaw #169.

Condition: C

Nice image but there is masking tape on verso. The tape stain is visible at the fold.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/1/2011