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Auction 158, Lot 42

"[Globe Gore] Fernando Magaglianes Poco Contento del Re di Portogallo suo Signore...", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria

Subject: South Pole

Period: 1690 (circa)

Publication: Corso Geographico Universale

Color: Black & White

14.1 x 14.1 inches
35.8 x 35.8 cm
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This scarce, beautifully engraved gore, or calotte, was created for one of Coronelli's largest globes. Coronelli is well known for making a concerted effort to delineate only verified discoveries and this map is a perfect example of his careful cartography. As nothing was known of the South Pole, this map is completely devoid of any cartographic detail. Instead Coronelli records notes in each segment of longitude concerning both what was known and speculation. The sheet is dominated by a large figured cartouche containing a description of Magellan's circumnavigation.


Condition: B+

A dark impression on paper with very wide margins and light toning along the centerfold. There are a couple of small worm tracks also along the centerfold, and an adjacent minor separation.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/22/2016