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Vignettes of Forts, Ports and Islands of Crete.

CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. Fort of Torlulu; Fort of Agais Thodoroi.; Agais Thodoroi.; Beach of the Castle of Apicono;Island of Gavdos; Fort of Garabusa; Port of Marathi; View of the port of Suda; Port of Suda ; Port of Chania. "Fortezza di Torlulv; Fort di S.Teodoro; Sn. Todaro;Piaggio di Castel Apicorno nell isola di Candia; Isola di Gozzi di Candia; Fortezza di Carbusa; Porto di Marathi; Veduta del Porto della Suda ; Porto della Suda; Porto della Canea.." Venice. CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. 1696
Double page copper engraved sheet from CORONELLI's "Isolario descrittione geografico-historia... Tomo II dell' Atlante Veneto." Text to verso including vignette view of the port of Chania.
The sheet shows 9 vignettes of Forts, Ports and Islands of Crete. Each vignette has a plate number engraved within the plate. The plates also appeared in Coronelli's "Il Mediterraneo" [ 1688, 1707] and his " Citta, Fortezze, Porti et altri luoghi dei Regno & Isolaq di Candia"of 1706 Good Impression; small paper fault to left margin; pinprick worm holes to lower centrefold blank margin.

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 : 1108/742, 1109/743, 1113/747,1114/748. 135 by 172mm (5¼ by 6¾ inches) each vignette, overall page sizeincluding margins 500x690mm.   ref: 2754  €750

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