PCT-56335

Map of the Old World - Coronelli (1690)

  • Technic: Handcoloured copperplate engraving on hand laid paper.
  • Condition: Very good, given age. Original middle fold, as issued. Some light staining in margin. Remains of attachment to carrier to the rear of the sheet. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1690
  • Overall size: 64 x 48.5 cm
  • Image size: 61 x 45 cm
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Description: Coronelli's map of the Old World, dedicated to Jacobo Marcello. Very decorative, colored map with the eastern hemisphere of the Old World. World map in the round up "Tropicus Capricorni" with laterally surrounded degree numbers in the outer edge showing the 12 signs of the zodiac. In the corners with dedications, coat of arms and explanations. With detailed titles in the upper and lower margin. Source unknown, to be determined. Ref: Shirley 548.

Artists and Engravers: Engraver unknown. Author: Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718), a Franciscan friar, cosmographer, cartographer, publisher, and encyclopedist known in particular for his atlases and globes. He spent most of his life in Venice.