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Auction 154, Lot 392

"Mare del Nord...", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria

Subject: North Atlantic

Period: 1691 (circa)

Publication: Atlante Veneto

Color: Hand Color

23.6 x 17.7 inches
59.9 x 45 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 detail is confined primarily to coastlines. A patriotic notation in Labrador declares that Antonio Zeno of Venice discovered the region in 1390. 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. The map is dedicated to Giovanni Grimani with his coat of arms in the elaborate title cartouche.

References: Burden #679; Manasek #61; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.CORO-7a #20.

Condition: A

A clean example with a dark, crisp impression and minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $1,600 - $1,900

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 9/16/2015