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Auction 198, Lot 679

"Isolario dell' Atlante Veneto", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1697 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

11.4 x 16.1 inches
29 x 40.9 cm
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This elegant architectural frontispiece appeared in Coronelli's two-volume Isolario as part of his Atlante Veneto. The title appears on a billowing piece of parchment, held aloft by Mercury, the Roman mythological figure representing travel and trade. The argonautic emblem below - a ship on a terrestrial globe with the motto “Plus Ultra” - belongs to the Accademia Cosmografica degli Argonauti, the first geographical society, which was founded by Coronelli in 1680. Two cherubs at top holding a large coat of arms complete the composition.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.CORO-13a.

Condition: B+

Nice impression with one spot of foxing in the title and some light dampstaining primarily along the right and left sheet edges. The right edge has been reinforced on verso with old paper.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/19/2024