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Auction 197, Lot 696

"Isole della Guinea [on verso] Isola Goree", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1696 (circa)

Publication: Isolario Descrittione Geografico-Historica...

Color: Hand Color

11.9 x 8.6 inches
30.2 x 21.8 cm
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This charming map of Western Africa contains spurious information and lovely decorative elements. Information is largely confined to the coast and the Niger River, which flows in perpendicular to the equator, with a large lake (Lago Grande). The interior is filled with mountain ranges, a few rivers, and a number of depictions of animals, including elephants, lions, monkeys, and a crocodile. The distance scale appears on an ivory tusk held by putti wading through the ocean. On recto is a small map of Goree Island, located just south of Dakar, Senegal. On a full sheet of Italian text measuring 14 x 19.5".

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.Coro-13a #186-187.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on watermarked paper with marginal foxing and a small dampstain on sheet's top edge.

Estimate: $240 - $300


Closed on 4/24/2024