15 Coronelli's famous map of South America / Virtual Map Fair 16


Description: CORONELLI, V.M.
Title: America meridionale . . .
Published in: Venice, 1690

Size: 47.2 x 35.6 inches.
120.0 x 90.5 cm.

Condition: Two joined sheets together one map of 60x90cm. Some slight discolouration along center folds.
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Gorgeous example of Coronelli's famous map of South America. The outline of South America is well charted and every port and bay has been identified and named in detail. The interior is filled with geographical detail as well as sketches of local flora and fauna, both real and imagined. The map is illustrated with numerous scenes depicting warring Native Indians and European settlers. Tierra del Fuego is left incomplete.
North of the Amazon, Coronelli has included Lake Parime, a mythical lake, on the shores of which the fictional city of El Dorado is identified. The Amazon Kingdom and El Dorado were actually the last vestiges of the medieval European notions that somewhere on earth strange and wonderful places existed.
  • Number: 1630207 (31654)
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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