C1690

Disegno Topografico del Canale de Cattaro, descritto dal Padre Coronelli…

Mapmaker:

Vincenzo Coronelli (1650 - 1718)

Impressive large scale map of the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro. Shown are many of the historic ancient towns, many under the protection of UNESCO. From Coronelli’s thirteen-volume atlas Atlante Veneto .

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Full Title:

Disegno Topografico del Canale de Cattaro, descritto dal Padre Coronelli…

Date:

C1690

Mapmaker:

Vincenzo Coronelli (1650 - 1718)

Condition:

Left and right margins reinstated, 60mm tear into map on right hand side, centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

460mm 
x 615mm
AUTHENTICITY
Disegno Topografico del Canale de Cattaro, descritto dal Padre Coronelli... - Antique Map from 1690

Genuine antique
dated:

1690

Description:

Impressive large scale map of the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro. Shown are many of the historic ancient towns, many under the protection of UNESCO.

From Coronelli’s thirteen-volume atlas Atlante Veneto .

Mapmaker:

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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