Antique atlas Coronelli's 'Isolario'


Description: CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [Coronelli's magnificent Isolario atlas in two volumes]
Isolario descrittione geografico-historia. Venice, 1696-7. Two parts in two vols, large folio, full contemporary mottled calf; Part 1: three engr. titles, letterpress title printed in red and black, pp. (ii) + 312 + 9pp (ads).
A fine extra-illustrated example of Coronelli's monumental 'Isolario', with the first volume covering the countries of the Mediterranean and the second the rest of the world. Among the plates are some of Coronelli's best-known maps: the folding bird's-eye view of Venice, the two-sheet Crete, Malta, Corfu, and two-sheet China. These are supplemented with extra gore sheets and three large plates of Venetian boats. A list of plates is available on request
  • Number: 1090001 (16475)
  • Dealer: Massimo Martini / Altea Gallery / London

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