Adina Sommer`s Rare Antique Maps and Contemporary Art
Aleßandro VI li i 2 Maggio 1493 donó in perpetuo á Fernando Ré
|Coronelli Vincenzo, (1650 – 1718) He was a cosmographer, geographer, biographer, encyclopedist, globe maker, inventor and an expert of engeneering and hydraulics. Extraordinarily versatile mind and an extremely tireless man, he produced more than 140 pieces in different genres. At the age of 15, he entered the Franciscan Order, which he then guided as Gran Generale from 1699. He became famous as geographer and mathematician, awakening the interest in these subjects in Italy at the end of the XVII century.|
|Title||Aleßandro VI li i 2 Maggio 1493 donó in perpetuo á Fernando Ré|
3 globe segments published in 1696 as part of the atlas: "Libri dei Globi". The 3 pages are showing the Southamerican continent. One sheet with the westcaost, one with the center and one sheet with Brasil and the eastcoast. The book was published in a small number, and is excessively rare. Coronelli's maps are among the best representations of the geographical knowledge of his time. He only used information that was confirmed by different sources. The globe shows no Antarctic continent, because Coronelli did not believe any information about it reliable enough to use it on his map.
|Place of Publication||Venice|
|Dimensions (cm)||46 x 28 cm|
( A reproduction can be ordered individually on request. )