"Canada Orientale nell'America Settentrionale…", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria
Subject: Eastern Canada
Period: 1695 (circa)
Publication: Atlante Veneto
Color: Black & White
24 x 18 inches
61 x 45.7 cm
This handsome map is based on Nolin's Partie Orientale du Canada ou de la Nouvelle France, but is focused on Newfoundland and the mouth of the St. Lawrence, showing Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, Isle de Anticosti and Prince Edward Island. Coronelli has taken the relevant area from Nolin's map and transcribed it with a magnificent, aquatic cartouche. There is particular interest paid to the Grand Bank and other fishing banks of the region, mapping them as carefully as the coastline. There are some notations on the map by Coronelli referring to the quantity and varieties of fish to be found in the waters. Kershaw notes that this map is of considerable importance to a collector as a derivative of Nolin's map.
References: Kershaw #162; Portinaro & Knirsch, Plate XCVIII.
Printed on Coronelli's typical sturdy, white paper with printer's ink residue. There are a couple of small worm tracks and stains in upper blank margins, far from map image.