Auction 93, Lot 352

"Abissinia, doue sono le Fonti del Nilo descritta…", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria

Subject: Eastern Africa

Period: 1696 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23.7 x 17.7 inches
60.2 x 45 cm

This very uncommon map concentrates of the source of the Nile in a lake called "Tzana, Dembea", which Coronelli claimed to be the first to accurately depict. Extensive notations throughout. The map is graphically illustrated with large mountains, a large garland style title cartouche and scale of miles. Inset map of the origin of the Nile, on the Ptolemaic model, in two large lakes south of Abyssinia.


Condition: A

Attractive later color.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $475

Closed on 12/6/2000