Auction 169, Lot 673

"Hunouang, e Sucuhen, Provincie della China", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria

Subject: Central China

Period: 1693 (circa)

Publication: Corso Geografico Universale

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.9 x 17.8 inches
60.7 x 45.2 cm

This splendid map of Hunouang (Hubei) and Suchuen (Sichuan) comes from a set of six maps showing thirteen Chinese provinces. The map was based on the Blaeu/Martini map, but was rendered in Coronelli's unique, flourishing style with mountains, forests, lakes, rivers and towns all graphically depicted and embellished with large title and scale cartouches. 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.

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Condition: A

A dark, crisp impression on a clean, bright sheet. The top and bottom blank margins appear to have been trimmed and then reattached.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/12/2018

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