CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria (1650-1718). Isolario, descrittione di tutte l'isole. Tomo II dell' Atlante Veneto. Venice: by the author, 1696-97. 2 volumes, large 2° (498 x 395mm). Half-titles, titles printed in red and black, engraved architectural frontispiece, 5 engraved portraits, 207 maps (of the 223 called for by Shirley), 24 other maps (not called for by Shirley), and 17 (of 21) half-gores from Coronelli's terrestrial globe. (Lacking many text leaves and some maps, heavy worming especially affecting top margin, many maps with tears and loss, soiling, portraits detached.) Contemporary calf (worn).
The second part of the Atlante Veneto including many of Coronelli's most attractive maps, particularly the two-sheet map of Venice and the map of London. The first volume covers the Mediterranean, Italy and the Adriatic; the second, Britain and Europe, Africa, Japan and Asia, and the West Indies. This work is considered one of Coronelli's most ambitious undertakings, the title found in the first part proclaiming the author's intention is nothing short of 'la discrittione geografica, storica, sacra, profana, e politica, degl'imperii, regni, provincie, e stati dell'universo.' Phillips I, 521; Shirley BL, T.COR-13a. This atlas is sold as a collection of maps not subject to return. (2)