Venice: Vincenzo Coronelli, 1696. unbound. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 17 5/8" x 23.75" very good(+).
Beautiful double page map of Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast. Shows place names, topographical and geographical details, coats of arms and historical political boundaries. Features an extravagant cartouche of two figures, one royal and the other religious, drawn by cherubs, horses, mermaids and mermen in a beautiful side wheel boat. Historical and chronology notes on either side. Italian text on verso. In excellent condition. Published by Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718), a Venetian map and globe maker. He obtained his Doctor of Theology in 1673 in Rome and became the cosmographer to the Republic of Venice in 1684.