Famous two sheet Coronelli map of Africa in beautiful old colour. Second edition from 1701 which is unchanged since first edition in 1691. Many little elephants, lions and other animals filling up the empty space. Beautiful coloured cartouche on animal skin between palm trees.
Some small tears in lower margin, small worm holes backed in margin. Very good condition in excellent colour.
Vincenzo Coronelli, a Franciscan priest lived most of his life in Venice and was born 1650. He was well known because of his mathematician and geographical knowledge and became the greatest Italian cartographer of the late 17th century. He published a large two volume Atlante Veneto and became Cosmographer to the Venetian Republic. He also produced large celestial and terrestrial globes. He died in 1718.
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Vincenzo Maria Coronelli: L'Africa divisa nelle sue Parti secondo le piu moderne, relationis colle scoperte dell origine e corso del Niro.
Coloured map of Africa. Printed in Venice in the year 1701.
Africa - Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria - L'Africa divisa nelle sue Parti secondo le...