"[Globe Gore] Della California Alcuno ha Creduto, che la California Fosse Penisola...", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria
Subject: Western Mexico
Period: 1690 (circa)
Color: Black & White
10.9 x 9.7 inches
27.7 x 24.6 cm
This beautifully engraved globe half-gore, or calotte, was created for one of Coronelli's largest globes, a 3.5 foot terrestrial globe. The gore shows the southern tip of Baja California and the western coastline of Mexico to approximately Acapulco. The locations of several mines are shown in the north. Inland detail is limited, as Coronelli is well known for making a concerted effort to delineate only verified discoveries.
A nice impression on a bright sheet with the watermark of three crescent moons and minor soiling.