"America Meridionale", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria
Subject: South America
Period: 1691 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
35 x 24 inches
88.9 x 61 cm
Pair of maps (each 17.7 x 24") making up a superb double map of the continent. Coronelli drew on many sources for the map including several reports of voyages to which he had access. Therefore the map is considered one of the best depictions of the era. From a purely decorative point of view, it is a superb example of the mapmaker's art. There are two large cartouches and the interior is filled with small depictions of animals and natives, including jaguars, llamas, hunters, torture scenes, and cannibalism.
Restorations along centerfolds of both maps, including the closing of some short tears. On heavy paper with attractive modern color.