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 World & Continent Sets 

CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [Set of three world maps in Coronelli's unique style]
Planisfero del Mondo Nouvo...; Planisfero de Mondo Vecchio; Ævi Veteris... Anno Domini MDCLXXXVIIIII. Venice, c.1690. Three sheets, each c.460 x 620mm.
Three hemispherical maps: the East and West Hemispheres and the Ancient World, all within finely engraved borders showing the Zodiac. Among the points of interest are California as an island, the huge island of Jesso reaching almost to California, and parts of New Zealand.
[Ref: 13934]    £4,500.00 ($6,030 • €5,135 rates)

 North America 

CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [17th century two-sheet Italian map of North America]
America Settentrionale Colle Nuoue Scoperte fin all'Anno 1688. Venice, 1691. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 605 x 880mm.
A large and highly decorative two-sheet map of North America, with two large cartouches and many vignettes from de Bry engraved in the interior and seas. Despite showing California as an island the map contains the most current information: as map-maker to Louis XIV Coronelli had access to the most recent reports by French explorers, including Marquette (1673) and La Salle (1682). Cumming notes that 'his delineation of the Great Lakes is the best and most accurate on a general map before the eighteenth century'. CUMMING: Exploration of North America, p.148.
[Ref: 18328]    £9,500.00 ($12,730 • €10,840 rates)

 West Indies 

CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [Hispaniola]
La Spagnuola. Venice, c.1696. 230 x 300mm, set in text.
Hispaniola, from the 'Isolario'.
[Ref: 7853]    £300.00 ($402 • €342 rates)


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [A complete set of Coronelli's 17th Century maps of China]
[A two-sheet map of China, with seven maps of the provinces.] Venice, c.1690. Nine sheets, ea. c. 455 x 605mm.
Coronelli's monumental two-sheet map of China, dedicated to the Jesuit Antonio Baldigiani and decorated with surveying instruments; and all seven of his maps of the provinces, each with a decorative title cartouche. All in very fine condition and dark impression.
[Ref: 18027]    £15,000.00 ($20,100 • €17,115 rates)


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [An 17th century Italian map of Japan]
Isola del Giapone e Penisola di Corea. Venice, 1696. 460 x 615mm.
A fine map of Japan & Korea, in typical Coronelli style, published in his 'Isolario'. The large title cartouche features the symboll of the Society of Jesus and a dedication to Father Fontaine of the Jesuits. In the sea between Japan and Korea is a vignette of a boat described as a Japanese vessel capable of crossing the 220 French miles between Osaka and Nagasaki in twelve days: Coronelli had copied this from Montanus, who had mis-attributed a Korean ship. WALTER: 43.
[Ref: 17612]    £2,200.00 ($2,948 • €2,510 rates)


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [The Moluccas]
Le Molucche... Venice, c.1690. 225 x 310mm, set in a page of text.
With an ornate title cartouche.
[Ref: 7628]    £220.00 ($295 • €251 rates)

CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [A 17th Century Venetian map of Indonesia]
Isole dell'Indie divise in Filippine, Molucche, e della Sonda. Venice, c.1696. Coloured. 460 x 620mm. Narrow margin top right,.
The East Indies, centred on Borneo, but showing Formosa south to northern Australia and the Andeman Islands east to New Guinea. The title cartouche is a banner held up by putti with wings and fish-tails swimming bottom left. It was published in Coronelli's 'Isolario'; in the text on verso is a partial gore sheet of the Malay Peninsula and Indochina.
[Ref: 7401]    £2,000.00 ($2,680 • €2,282 rates)


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [Globe Gore of the Arabian Sea]
[Arabian Sea.] Venice, 1696. Circa 280 x 280mm, set in text.
Originally engraved to be pasted onto a globe in 1688, this edition was printed with a text underneath it. It shows the Arabian Sea from Oman to Sri Lanka, with a roundel with a text describing how to sail from Goa to Madagascar and the Cape of Good Hope. Under the map and on verso is an Italian text.
[Ref: 7609]    £280.00 ($375 • €319 rates)


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [A pair of 17th Century globe gores showing Australia]
[Two gore sheets from an 47cm diameter terrestrial globe, showing central and eastern Australia, dedicated to William III.] Venice, 1697. Two plates, each (at most) 125 x 335mm. Faint double image.
Two globe gores, designed to be pasted onto a globe 46cm (18") in diameter. The left sheet shows central Australia with a vignette of natives hunting whales with spears; the right sheet show western Carpentaria and Tasmania, with the coast of New South Wales left blank, being unknown to Europeans for another 70 years. A wreath contains a dedication to William III, king of Great Britain, dated 1696. The sheets were published in Coronelli's very scarce 'Libro dei Globi', a collection of gore sheets of globes of different sizes.
[Ref: 17936]    £4,250.00 ($5,695 • €4,849 rates)

 New Zealand 

CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [Tasman's depiction of the coast of New Zealand]
Nouva Zelanda, ò Terra Degli Stati, detta dagl'Hollandesi Het Niew Zelandt. Venice, 1696. Plate size 120 x 165mm, set in text.
This is the earliest printed map dedicated to New Zealand, although the information dates back to Tasman in 1642. Showing from the Island of Three Kings to Cape Clippage, it was published seventy years before the arrival of Captain Cook. This plate was created to to print a globe gore (i.e. to be pasted onto a globe), which accounts for the tapering longitude lines. It seems that the plate then got damaged, as it has been trimmed and new borders engraved for an edition of Coronelli's Isolario, set within an Italian text description.
[Ref: 18093]    £1,280.00 ($1,715 • €1,460 rates)

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