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Iraklion, Crete.

CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. Candia, Town Plan. "Pianta Della real Fortezza,e Citta di Candia"with on verso "Castello di Candia". Venice CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. 1696
Large double page copper engraved town plan of Candia/ Iraklion, Crete from CORONELLI's "Isolario descrittione geografico-historia... Tomo II dell' Atlante Veneto." Black & white; Italian text and half page plan of the Castle " Castello di Candia " to verso
The town plan which shows the full fortifications of the city of Candia, Iraklion.appears on a fringed drape suspended by Nails at the top; military and scientific instruments seen in the lower cornersas if on the floor of a military tent. Title cartouche of laurel leaves. Dark impression ; lower margin a little short. The plate cracked early in production and these faults can be seen printed on the map[ two dark "cracks" to left half and another just entering the cartouche these can be seen on the plan of the Castle on verso with due to the amount of ink which collected

CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria (1650-1718).
Franciscan monk, cosmographer, cartographer, publisher, famous for his globes and also the "Atlante Veneto-Isolario" 1690-96 and the"Corso Geografico Universale"of 1692-97 to name the most important of the some 140 books he published.
In his home city he founded the very first geographical society, the Accademia Cosmografica degli Argonauti. He also held the position of Cosmographer of the Republic of Venice. Later six volumes of the Biblioteca Universale Sacro-Profana were published by Coronelli. This was a kind of encyclopedia, its compiled entries were ordered alphabetically.
Coronelli died at the age of 68 in Venice, having created hundreds of maps in his lifetime.
Phillips 521. 450 by 616mm (17¾ by 24¼ inches).Castle plan:227 x 290mm.   ref: 2517  €750

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