"Canada Orientale nell' America Settentrionale Descritta...", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria
Subject: Colonial Eastern Canada
Period: 1695 (circa)
Publication: Atlante Veneto
Color: Hand Color
24 x 17.9 inches
61 x 45.5 cm
This handsome map is based on Nolin's Partie Orientale du Canada ou de la Nouvelle France, but is focused on Newfoundland and the mouth of the St. Lawrence, showing Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, Isle de Anticosti and Prince Edward Island. Coronelli has taken the relevant area from Nolin's map and transcribed it with a magnificent, aquatic cartouche. There is particular interest paid to the Grand Bank and other fishing banks of the region, mapping them as carefully as the coastline. There are some notations on the map by Coronelli referring to the quantity and varieties of fish to be found in the waters. Kershaw notes that this map is of considerable importance to a collector as a derivative of Nolin's map.
References: Burden #698; Kershaw #162; Portinaro & Knirsch #XCVIII.
A nice impression on watermarked paper with professional repairs to several minor separations along the centerfold. Professionally remargined at top, with a portion of neatline at top left seamlessly replaced in facsimile.