Isole Dell' Indie, diuise in Filippine, Molucche, e della Sonda


Title:
Isole Dell' Indie, diuise in Filippine, Molucche, e della Sonda
Date:
C1690
Mapmaker:
Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1718)
Image Size:
460mm x 615mm (18.11" x 24.21")
Condition:
In good condition, centre fold as issued.
Technique:
Copper engraving.
Price:

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$A 3,250
Stock Number:
ASI EI CORO 1690 (GPD) (RW05-A)
Description:
Impressive map of the East Indies by Vincenzo Coronelli which was very advanced for its day, using geographical information sourced from the Jesuits who had an extensive network of missions in Asia. Coronelli himself was a Franciscan priest and widely recognised as one of the greatest cartographers and globemakers of the seventeenth century, famous for having constructed a pair of the world’s largest globes for King Louis XIV. Measuring over 4.5 metres in diameter and weighing approximately two tonnes, the globes were large enough to hold up to thirty people inside. From Coronelli’s thirteen-volume atlas Atlante Veneto
Biography:

Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718)

Coronelli was a Franciscan friar, cosmographer and cartographer of atlases and globes, born, probably in Venice, August 16, 1650, the fifth child of a Venetian tailor named Maffio Coronelli. At ten, young Vincenzo was sent to the city of Ravenna and was apprenticed to a xylographer.  At the age of sixteen he published the first of his one hundred forty separate works. In 1671 he entered the Convent of Saint Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venice, and in 1672 was sent by the order to the College of Saint Bonaventura and Saints Apostoli in Rome where he earned his doctor’s degree in theology in 1674. He excelled in the study of both astronomy and Euclid. A little before 1678, Coronelli began working as a geographer and was commissioned to make a set of terrestrial and celestial globes for Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma. Each finely crafted globe was five feet in diameter (c. 175 cm) and so impressed the Duke that he made Coronelli his theologian. Coronelli's renown as a theologian grew and in 1699 he was appointed Father General of the Franciscan order.

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