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Vinc: Coronelli Min: Con Cosmografo Della Serenis: Repub: Di Venetia

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Vinc: Coronelli Min: Con Cosmografo Della Serenis: Repub: Di Venetia : V. Coronelli

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Scarce portrait of a young Vincenzo Maria Coronelli, engraved for his Corso Geographico. Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1718) is widely recognised as one of Italy's most famous and greatest cartographers. Born in Venice, he received an ecclesiastical education at the convent of the Minor Conventuals and also studied theology in Rome. However, his interests in geography and cartography were awoken early in his ecclesiastical career and never suppressed. Coronelli constructed two globes for the Duke of Parma and their success insured an invitation to Paris where he was to construct another, very large-scale (some fifteen feet in diameter) pair of globes for Louis XIV. The scale of these globes was such that they were created with trapdoors for the craftsmen to enter so that they could be worked on from the inside as well as from outside. As 'Map-maker Royal' to Louis XIV, Coronelli was based in Paris from 1681 to 1683. Here he had access to the latest French manuscript records, which he incorporated into his printed maps. Coronelli also published numbers of important maps in conjunction with the French publisher, Jean Baptiste Nolin. Nolin had engraved a set of celestial globe gores for Coronelli in 1688 and went on to become the French publisher of Coronelli's maps. These maps, although comparable to the Italian versions, are appreciably scarcer, as they seem not to have been included in regularly produced atlases. This elegant portrait shows the cartographer holding a pair of compasses over a large globe and supported by cherubic figures also studying a globe with surveying, hydrographic and mapmaking equipment to hand.
mapmaker: V. Coronelli  
place and date of publication: Venice 1695
medium and colour: Copperplate, Uncoloured
size in mm: 390 by 280mm (15.25 by 11 inches).
ref: 43623

Price: £ 600£ 420

 
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