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17th century map of Madagascar

Stock No. 22294 Category: Tags: , , , Cartographer: CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria.

Isola di Madagascar, ò di S. Lorenzo scoperta dà Portoghesi nell'Anno 1506...
Venice, c.1690. Coloured. 615 x 460mm.

£550

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A large and decorative map of Madagascar, engraved in Coronelli's unique style, also showing part of the Mozambique coastline, the Comoros Islands and Reunion. There are decorative cartouches for the title and scaler. The verso has Italian text and a smaller image of the island.
Coronelli was a Franciscan friar; appointed General of the Order in 1701. He was also cosmographer to the Republic of Venice and founder of the Academia Cosmografica degli Argonauti, which was the world's first geographical society. In addition, he was one of the most prominent mapmakers and publishers of his day.

Additional information

Dimensions 460 × 615 mm
Cartographer

Date

1690

Extra Info

Isola di Madagascar, ò di S. Lorenzo scoperta dà Portoghesi nell'Anno 1506…

Publication

Venice, c.1690. Coloured. 615 x 460mm.

Condition

A good example.

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