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Famous decorative map of Crete.

CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. Island and Kingdom of Crete "Isola e regno di Candia..". Venice CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. 1696
Large copper engraved map of Crete from CORONELLI's "Isolario descrittione geografico-historia... Tomo II dell' Atlante Veneto." Black & white; 2 sheets; text to verso.
The island within awide garland of vines incorporating the names of 100 Cretan towns, coat-of-arms of Cardinal d' Estrées. Dark impression ; lower margin a little short. The plate cracked early in production and these faults can be seen printed on the map[ adark "crack" to left half nesar centrefold.

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.
Zacharakis:1097/677Phillips 521. 467 by 615mm (18½ by 24¼ inches) each sheet. if joined the map is 467x1200mm   ref: 2709  €3200

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