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Vincenzo Coronelli (1650 - 1718)

Lot 65: CORONELLI, V.M. Isola di Madagascar o di S.

Loeb Larocque

November 9, 2007
Paris, France

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CORONELLI, V.M. Isola di Madagascar o di S. Lorenzo Scoperta dà Portoghesi nell anno 1506. Venise, ca. 1690. Bel exemplaire. 595 x 450 mm. Belle carte de Madagascar ornée d'un cartouche de titre et d'une échelle. Comprend également l'Ile Bourbon et les Comores. Decorative and highly detailed map of Madagascar, including 2 decorative cartouches and other embellishments. The remarkable Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718). He was cosmographer to the Republic of Venice and founder of the "Academia Cosmografica degli Argonauti", the world's first geographical society (1680). He was also one of the most prominent mapmakers and publishers in Europe of his days.

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