Auction 97, Lot 49

"[Globe gore]", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1691 (circa)

Publication: Atlante Veneto, Libro dei Globi

Color: Black & White

Size:
14.5 x 14.5 inches
36.8 x 36.8 cm

This is a scarce polar gore, or calotte, for Coronelli's massive 42" globe. It depicts the Arctic north of the 70th degree latitude with a 7-line description around the North Pole. Coronelli is well known for making a concerted effort to delineate only verified discoveries and this map is a perfect example of his careful cartography. Notations are included to identify the discoveries of several Arctic explorers in Baffins Bay, Davis Straight, Greenland, Spitzberg and Nova Zembla. The sheet is beautifully engraved with fascinating scenes of men hunting various animals and monsters - polar bear, walrus, seal, whale, and swordfish.

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Condition: A+

Splendid impression and condition.

Estimate: $1,500 - $1,800

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 12/5/2001

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