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Publisher: CORONELLI, V. M.
Title: L'Africa divisa nelle sue Parti secondo le pui moderne . . .
Published in: Venice, 1690
   
Size: 23.8 x 34.8 inches.
60.4 x 88.5 cm.
Coloring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: Two sheets together one map of 604 x 885 mm. Very good and dark impression.
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A beautiful and rare two-sheet map of Africa. The title cartouche is depicted on a drape surrounded by native animals.
A most noticeable feature of the decoration on the mainland is a scene consisting of a large piece of drapery containing information about the source of the Nile. Only the southern portion of Lake Zaire is shown and the eradication of the upper Nile, instead depicting Lake Tsana (Tana) in Abyssinia as the source of the great river.

To the right is a bearded figure -Father Nile- reclining against a bowl from which water is rushing over the back of a crocodile.
The remarkable Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718), was a Franciscan Friar and appointed General of the Order in 1701. He was cosmographer to the Republic of Venice and founder of the Academia Cosmografica degli Argonauti, the world's first geographical society (1680). He was also one of the most prominent mapmakers and publishers in Europe of his day.

More about Coronelli.
Reference: Norwich 56



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