"Mare del Nord...", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria
Subject: North Atlantic
Period: 1691 (circa)
Publication: Atlante Veneto
Color: Black & White
23.7 x 17.7 inches
60.2 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.
A dark impression with a hint of toning along the centerfold and minor offsetting.