logo

Vincenzo Maria Coronelli

Vincenzo Maria Coronelli


Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1718) is one of the most influential Italian mapmakers and is known especially for his globes and atlases. The son of a tailor, Vincenzo was apprenticed to a xylographer (a wood block engraver) at a young age. At fifteen he became a novice in a Franciscan monastery. At sixteen he published his first book, the first of 140 publications he would write in his lifetime. The order recognized his intellectual ability and saw him educated in Venice and Rome. He earned a doctorate in theology, but also studied astronomy. By the late 1670s, he was working on geography and was commissioned to create a set of globes for the Duke of Parma. These globes were five feet in diameter. The Parma globes led to Coronelli being named theologian to the Duke and receiving a bigger commission, this one from Louis XIV of France. Coronelli moved to Paris for two years to construct the King’s huge globes, which are 12.5 feet in diameter and weigh 2 tons.

The globes for the French King led to a craze for Coronelli’s work and he traveled Europe making globes for the ultra-elite. By 1705, he had returned to Venice. There, he founded the first geographical society, the Accademia Cosmografica degli Argonauti and was named Cosmographer of the Republic of Venice. He died in 1718.



1

1691 - Mare Del Sud Detto Altrimente Mare Pacifico

  • $14.99

Striking Coronelli Map of the South Seas Showing the Latest Dutch Discoveries Nice example of Coronelli's map of the Pacific Ocean, published in Venice. The map depicts the west-coast of America south to Tierra del Fuego. To the east, it shows...


2

1690 - Aevi Veteris Usque Ad Annum Salutis Nonagesimum Supra Milles Quaringentos Cogniti Tantum Typus Geogrpahic:… MDCLXXXVIIIII

  • $14.99

Fine example of Coronelli's map of the Old World, dedicated to Jacobo Marcello. Coronelli bases his map on classical geography, as known at the time of Ptolemy, Strabo and Mela, covering most of Africa and the Indian Ocean, but no Japan or China or NE...


3

1691 - Mare Del Nord Auttore Il P.M. Coronelli . . .

  • $14.99

Fascinating chart of the Atlantic Ocean and the contiguous coastlines of America, Europe and Africa, by Vincenzo Maria Coronelli, one of the most important map makers of the late 17th century. The map provides a detailed treatment of the Atlantic...


4

1688 - America Settentrionale Colle Nuove Scoperte Sin All Anno 1688

  • $21.99

Landmark Map of North America by Coronelli with California as an Island Fine example of Coronelli's cornerstone map of North America, one of the most influential maps of the continent published in the late seventeenth century. The map is...


5

1690 - Partie Occidentale du Canada ou de la Nouvelle France ou sont les Nations des Ilinois, de Tracy, les Iroquois, et Plusieurs autres Peuples; avec la Louisiane Nouvellement Decouverte etc. . . .

  • $14.99

The First Printed Map Devoted to The Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi Region Nice example of Jean-Baptiste Nolin's landmark map of the Midwest, presenting for the first time on a printed map the evidence of the robust and multi-faceted exploration of...


6

1688 - Archipelague Du Mexique. ou Sont les Isles de Cuba, Espagnole, Iamaique, etc. Avec les Isles Lucayes, et les Isles Caribes, Connues sous les nom d'Antilles . . . 1742

  • $14.99

Nice example of the final edition of the Nolin-Coronelli map of the Caribbean. The map presents a marvelous large format look at the region, as it was known to Coronelli and Nolin at the end of the 17th century. Florida's southern coastline is...


7

1691 - La Louisiana, Parte Settentrionalle, Scoperta sotto Protettione di Luigi XIV, Re di Francia . . .

  • $14.99

Important 17th Century Map of the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi River Nice example of Coronelli's highly important map of the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi region. Coronelli's map is widely regarded as one of the most important maps of the...


8

1690 - Terre Artiche . . .

  • $9.99

Fine example of Vincenzo Maria Coronelli's map of the North Polar Regions, published in Venice circa 1690. Coronelli's map provides a remarkable depiction of the Arctic Circle, North Pole, Greenland, and Baffin Bay, with parts of Canada, parts of...


9

1690 - Canada Orientale Nell' America Settentrionale . . .

  • $14.99

Detailed map of the Newfoundland, Labrador, Nova Scotia and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, by Vincenzo Maria Coronelli. The map comes from Coronelli's rare Atlante Veneto, one of the most decorative and ornate of all 17th Century Atlases. It exhibits the...


10

1690 - Polo Settentrionale, o Boreale, et Artico

  • $14.99

Rare north polar section of Coronelli's remarkable globe gores, first published in 1690. The present gore section is the upper calotte for Coronelli's large (110cm) globe showing the north pole and surrounding areas. The section includes extensive...


11

1690 - La Spagnuola, Descrtitta Dal P. Cosmografo Coronelli . . .

  • $14.99

Detailed map of Hispaniola and neighboring Islands, from Coronelli's Isolario. Includes fine topographical details. The Turks and Caicos Islands are also shown, among others.


12

1690 - America Meridionale . . .

  • $21.99

Finely Colored Example of Coronelli's Map of South America Striking example of Coronelli's spectacular 2 sheet map of South America, one of the most influential maps of South America published in the late 17th Century. An attractive large folio map...


13

1692 - Parte Occidentale Dell' Europa . . . [and] Parte Orientale Dell' Europa . . . [Coronelli's 2 sheet map of Europe]

  • $14.99

Nice example of Coronelli's 2-sheet map of Europe. The map extends from Iceland (Volcanoes shown) and the coast of North America to is embellished Russia, Ukraine and the Caspian Sea, and includes 2 decorative cartouches, a sea monster being attacked...


14

1690 - Parte Settentrionale Del Regno D'Inghilterra . . . (with) Parte Meridionale Del Regno D'Inghilterra . . .

  • $14.99

Nice example of Coronelli's attractive and beautifully engraved map of England and Wales. England is divided within the boundaries of the seven ancient Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, and some alternative place names are given (marked with an asterisk) based on...


15

1690 - [Scotland] Scotia Parte Settentrionale . . . [and] Scotia Partie Meridionale . . .

  • $14.99

Nice example of Coronelli's 2 sheet map of Scotland, including 4 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...


16

1695 - Stati Di Savoia, Piemonte . . .

  • $14.99

Fine example this striking map of Piemonte and Savoye, from Vincenzo Maria Coronelli's Corso Geographico, published in Venice. The map provides a fantastic image of the topography of the region, naming mountains, rivers, lakes, towns, castles, etc....