CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria.CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. Peloponnesus today called Morea conquered by the Army of the Republic of Venice... "Peloponneso hoggidi Morea,Conquistata dall'Armi della Serenis, Repub. di Venezia, Descritta da Gio. Laurenberg...". Venice CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. 1692-7
Large double page copper engraved map of the Peloponessus after the description of Laurenberg from CORONELLI's "Corso Geographico Universale." of 1692. Black & white; verso blank. The large decorative map celebrates the conquest of the Peloponnesus by the Venetiians . text of various victories appear beside important ports, for example "Navarin preso da Ven 1686" see also Modon, Coron Kalamata and Nafplion. Details of the recapture of Lepanto in 1687 and also of Athens the same year. Title cartouche to lower left corner with long dedication to Fra Marcello Sachetti ambassador of Pope Innocent XI and with reference to the Hospitallers of St George of Jerusalem, the whole surrounded by a victory laurel wreath supported on a stone pedestal with lions feet. Dark impression on thick laid paper; 4 tiny wormholes at centrefold; wax stain to upper corners of engraved area.
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; 1082/675. 460 by 614mm (18 by 24¼ inches).
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