Auction 154, Lot 689

"[Untitled - Globe Gore of Arabian Sea]", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria

Subject: Indian Ocean, Western India

Period: 1696 (circa)

Publication: Isolario Descrittione Geografico

Color: Hand Color

11.1 x 10.9 inches
28.2 x 27.7 cm

This finely engraved map centered on the Arabian Sea was original engraved for Coronelli's globe of 1688. In this edition it is printed on a full sheet (14 x 19.5") of Italian text. It covers from Oman to the western coast of Sri Lanka and includes great detail of the Maldives. The text cartouche provides sailing directions from Goa to Madagascar and the Cape of Good Hope. Coronelli was a Venetian monk well known for his beautifully engraved maps and atlases, but his globes are the most magnificent examples of his work.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.CORO-13a #192.

Condition: A

Watermarked paper with a faint damp stain at bottom left and minor creasing outside of image.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/16/2015