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Corfu with her Castles and Forts.

CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. Corfu/ Kerkyra "Isola di Corfu. Posseduta dalla serenisima Republica di Venetia...." Venice. CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. 1689-92
Large double page copper engraved map of Corfu/ Kerkyra from CORONELLI's "Corso Geographico Universale." of 1692. Black & white; verso blank.
The image shows the Island of Corfu/ Kerkyra and part of Paxos surrounded by vignettes within laurel wreathes of the most important castles of the island. 5 vignettes at the top show plans of C.de la Campana; Fortezza Nouvo; Citta di Corfu ; Fortezza Vechia; Castello S.Angelo. Below the island is a large title cartouche and 4 vignettes: plan of Castello a Mar; and views of: For. Nouva della partie Settentrione; Fortezza Vecchia & Cast.della Campana Extremely dark impression, bright and clean with wide margins; old ink number to verso

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 :1042/673; 470 by 620mm (18½ by 24½ inches).   ref: 2764  €1500

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