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Publisher: CORONELLI.
Title: Penisola Dell' Indo di qua del Gange e L'Isola di Ceilan nell' Indie Orientale. . .
Published: Venice 1690

Size: 17.7 x 24.0 inches.
45.0 x 61.0 cm.
Colouring: Uncoloured.
Condition:  Small water stain, some light discolouration to centrefold, small 'chip' taken from right margin - other tiny nicks and tears to margins etc.
Dark impression, good margins. Italian text to verso.

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Coronelli's attractive double page copper engraved map of India below the Tropic of Cancer, with a pair of lovely insets of Trincomalee harbour and the island of Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Winged putti hold a decorative coat of arms.
A large scale map with lots of map detail to study, observe and enjoy! Vincenzo Coronelli (August 16th, 1650 - December 9th, 1718) was a Franciscan monk, a Venetian cosmographer, cartographer, publisher, and encyclopaedist known in particular for his atlases and globes, and who spent most of his life in Venice.
Vincenzo Coronelli was the fifth child of a Venetian tailor named Maffio Coronelli. At ten, young Vincenzo was sent to the city of Ravenna and was apprenticed to a xylographer. In 1663 he was accepted into the Conventual Franciscans, becoming a novice in 1665. At age sixteen he published the first of his one hundred and forty separate works.
In 1671 he entered the Convent of Saint Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venice, and in 1672 Coronelli was sent by the order to the College of Saint Bonaventura and Saints Apostoli in Rome where he earned his doctor's degree in theology in 1674. He excelled in the study of both astronomy and Euclid. A little before 1678, Coronelli began working as a geographer and was commissioned to make a set of terrestrial and celestial globes for Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma. Each finely crafted globe was five feet in diameter (c.175cm) and so impressed the Duke, that he made Coronelli his theologian.

Coronelli's renown as a theologian grew, and in 1699 he was appointed Father General of the Franciscan order. Due to his renown, he worked in various European countries in the following years, permanently returning to Venice in 1705. In Venice he started his own cosmographical project and published the volumes of 'Atlante Veneto'. In his home city he founded the very first geographical society, the Accademia Cosmografica degli Argonauti.
He also held the position of Cosmographer of the Republic of Venice. Later six volumes of the Biblioteca Universale Sacro-Profana were published by Coronelli. This was a kind of encyclopedia, its compiled entries were ordered alphabetically.
Coronelli died at the age of 68 in Venice, having created hundreds of maps in his lifetime.



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