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Auction 195, Lot 360

"[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
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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.


Condition: A

A nice impression on a bright sheet with the watermark of three crescent moons and minor soiling.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 11/15/2023