Untitled Globe Gore Diptych: South Pacific


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Place Published: Venice
Date Published: 1688

Description: Map, diptych gore sheets. Uncolored copper plate engraving. Each page measures about 19 5/8" x 13 3/8".

Comments: Beautiful pair of gore sheets from Coronelli's 110 cm diameter globe. Shows the southern part of the Pacific Ocean including the Tropic of Capricorn and the western coast of South America. Features a nicely engraved cartouche , architectural elements, cherubs, a mermaid and space for two other portraits or text, here left blank. Includes beautifully rendered ships and denotes the path of Le Maire's voyage across the Pacific in 1616. In excellent condition with light stain and small worm holes to left margin of each panel. Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718) was a Franciscan priest and renowned mathematician and cartographer. He was appointed official Cosmographer to the Venetian Republic in 1685 and founded the world's earliest geographic society, L'Accademia Cosmografica degli Argonauti. He was known best for his globes, which he made for prominent rulers such as Louis XIV and the Duke of Parma. These globe gores are an excellent example of his work.

Binding: unbound
Condition: very good(+)
Language: English
Type: Maps

Book ID: 224882

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