CORONELLI VINCENZO

Brabante parte meridionale descritta e dedicata…(con:) Parte settentrionale descritta e dedicata…
Date: Venice,1690 about
Brabant
6382
Subject: Brabant
650,00 €
Couple of joined copper engravings, each mm 450x630 (total size mm 895x630) engraved in the typical flamboyant Coronelli’s style, colored by hand. Nice example of Coronelli's 2 sheet map of Brabant, including large cartouches and table of counties, towns, etc. Showns towns, mountains, rivers, lakes, islands, bays, churches and other features. One of the most decorative large format 17th Century maps of Brabant From “Corso geografico” with no text on verso. 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 ordined 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. A good example.

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