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Scarce Miniature Sea Chart of Kefalonia, Zakynthos and Part of the Peloponnesus.

CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. Sea Chart of Kefalonia, Zakynthos and Part of the Peloponnesus. "Partie Meridionle della Cefalonia, e Morea, e Isola del Zantel." Venice. CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. c1708
Copper engraved miniature sea chart showing part of Kefalonia the morea and the island of Zakynthos from CORONELLI's" Morea, Negreponte e Adiacenze" Black & white; verso blank.
Scarce miniature sea chart, rhumb lines and small shields to islands.
The Morea, Negreponte e Adiacenze includes the plates from the fifth volume (titled "Repubblica di Venezia") of the fourth part of "Teatro della Guerra", a work which Coronelli planned to publish. The project was intended as a series of representative plates, related to the countries which fought in the War of Spanish Succession (1701-1713), and was destined for the members of the Accademia Cosmografica degli Argonauti. In the end, the edition did not materialize. However, some parts thereof were released in copies disctinct from each other, as each included a different number of plates. Good Impression; evenly toned; light dampstain to upper and right 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 :1068. 129 by 183mm (5 by 7ΒΌ inches).   ref: 2763  €300

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