Map. Engraving. 17 3/4" x 23 1/2".
Striking sea chart of the Northern Aegean and the Bosporus from 1696. The Sea of Thrace and the Sea of Marmora are featured and Constantinople is prominently noted. Giant allegorical cartouche dominates the composition, describing the Morean war between between the Republic of Venice and the Ottoman Empire. A map of Narenta on verso which is one of the largest rivers of the eastern part of the Adriatic basin. 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. This map is an excellent example of his work.