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An attractive two-sheet map of England and Wales by Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1718). It was published in the ‘Atlante Veneto’ and is found in only one identified state. The individual counties are laid out but the original seven Anglo-Saxon regions are also named. Later issues are found folded into smaller works, this is an early example. Coronelli was a Franciscan Friar and the founder of the first Geographical Society. He was an active cartographer, cosmographer, globe maker, author, inventor and engineer, and teacher. Born in Ravenna in 1650 at the age of 15 he entered the Franciscan Order in which he would become Gran Generale in 1699. As he became more interested in cartography he developed an extensive correspondence network around Europe. In 1681 he famously went to Paris to produce 2 four metre globes for Louis XIV which still survive to this day. In 1685 he was made Cosmographer to the Venetian Republic and began teaching geography founding the ‘Academia Cosmographica degli Argonauti’ in 1688, the world’s first geographical society. He single handedly brought back Italy’s reputation in the field of cartography. His style of engraving is very distinctive and displays detail without being too busy, it is very attractive to the eye. Arguably his most famous publication was the ‘Atlante Veneto’ in 1691. Provenance: acquired 1999. Dilke (1984) pp. 10-12; Shirley (1988) Coronelli 2; Shirley (2004) Atlases T.Coro-8a nos. 23-24.
CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria

Parte Septentrionale Del Regno D'Inghilterra Descritto .../ Parte Meridionale ...

Venice, 1691
895 x 615 mm., two sheets joined, in recent outline colour, in good condition.
Stock number: 10524
£ 375
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