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CORONELLI, V. M. - Isola della Guinea. / Isola Gore.

CORONELLI, V. M. -  Isola della Guinea. / Isola Gore.
CORONELLI, V. M. - Isola della Guinea. / Isola Gore.
Date: Venice, 1690
Size: 305 x 220 mm.
Colouring: Uncoloured.
Condition: Two copper engravings on a sheet with letter press. Paper slightly age-toned.

Description

Fine map of Guinea, from Isolario Dell'Atlante Vento.On verso a map of the island Goeree (130x172mm).
The remarkable Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718), encyclopaedist, geographer, inventor and Doctor of Theology, was citizen of the Republic of Venice. He was also one of the most prominent mapmakers and publishers in Europe of his day.
Vincenzo Coronelli, in addition to being an ordained Franciscan priest who eventually became Father General of his order, was also one of the most prominent mapmakers and publishers in Europe of his day. He was appointed official Cosmographer to the Venetian Republic in 1685, a year after he founded the world's earliest geographic society, "L'Accademia Cosmografica degli Argonauti" in the same city.

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