Isola di Madagascar, ò di S. Lorenzo scoperta dà Portoghesi nell'Anno 1506...
Decorative and highly detailed map of Madagascar also showing part of the Mozambique coastline, the Comoros Islands and Reunion. Including 2 decorative cartouches and other embellishments. One of the most important and impressive large format 17th Century maps of the area. From the monumental Corso Geografico Universale published in Venice in 1690.
Vincenzo Maria Coronelli is widely recognized as one of Italy's most famous and greatest cartographers. He received an ecclesiastical education at the convent of the Minor Conventuals and also studied theology in Rome.
However, his interests in geography and cartography were awoken early in his ecclesiastical career and never suppressed. He made very famous globes (including an impressive very large-scale pair for Louis XIV) and some of the most interesting and decorative atlases of all 17th century like Atlante Veneto, Isolario, Corso Geografico Universale, Libro dei Globi and also some pocket books about towns and islands.
These important works are all finely engraved in his unique style with high quantity of toponymic and historical information. In 1680 Coronelli also founded the oldest surviving geographical society The Argonauts Accademy.
From: Corso Geografico Universale - Venice, 1690. Size: 46 x 61,5 cm (18 x 24 inches) plus margins. Condition: The top and bottom right corners professionally restored (see photos against the light) - Overall in good condition. WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS - NOT REPRODUCTIONS.Tag: antique original map chart mapa karte copper plate engraving. The item "MADAGASCAR AFRICA 1690 CORONELLI Original Antique Map REUNION MOZAMBIQUE Chart" is in sale since Friday, April 17, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "ruggis" and is located in Brescia. This item can be shipped worldwide.