15 July 2005
VINCENZO MARIA CORNELLI (1650-1718)
[Asia] divisa nelle sue parti secondo lo stato presente. Venice: . Engraved map of Asia, on two sheets, each 640 x 490mm, in joint window mount. Title in elaborate cartouche set around a tent, dedication, scale bar.
A fine large two-sheet map of Asia by the greatest European mapmaker of the late 17th century. Coronelli, a Venetian Franciscan priest, set up a school of Geography in Venice to publish maps. His largest atlas, the Atlante Veneto, was issued 1691-96. This attractive map of Asia incorporates the discoveries of Tasman.
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