Auction 150, Lot 527

"Le Gouvernement de Raguse, Estant une Partie de Dalmatie, avec Quelques Isles, Tres Exactement Mis en Escrit par le Pere Corneille", Schenk, Pieter, Jr.

Subject: Croatia

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.6 x 11.3 inches
49.8 x 28.7 cm

This elegantly engraved work features two maps on the same sheet based on Coronelli, both focusing on the islands off the coast of Croatia. The map at top shows the Peljesac peninsula with nearby Korcula, Mljet, the southern part of Hvar, and various smaller islands. Dubrovnik (Ragusi) is shown as well with a note in Italian text explaining that the city was destroyed and then rebuilt after an earthquake in 1667. A decorative title cartouche at top right includes the pope. The second map ventures farther up the Croatian coast to depict the islands of Cres and Losinj. There is some nice topographical detail and several place names. The bridge at Osor spanning the narrow channel between the islands is visible. A compass rose capped with a fleur-de-lis inaccurately orients the north to the top left; it is actually oriented to the left.

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Condition: A

A fine impression with original outline color on a sheet with wide margins.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $475

Closed on 9/17/2014

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