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CORONELLI, V. M. - Two polar calottes from a globe.

CORONELLI, V. M. -  Two polar calottes from a globe.
CORONELLI, V. M. - Two polar calottes from a globe.
Date: Venise, 1696
Size: 380 x 380 mm.
Colouring: Uncoloured.
Condition: In very good condition, with no text on verso.

Description

Two polar calottes from 110 centimeters in diameter globe of 1688 including northern part of Baffin Bay, Greenland, Iceland, Nova Zembla.

Coronelli elected to follow the Dutch interpretation of arctic Canada, but added a single waterway almost linking Hudson Strait with Cumberland Strait, possibly as a compromise to the Sanson version. Some of the half-gores were reprinted in the 1696-1697 edition of his Isolario and later in his Libro del Globi.
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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