[No Title] A pair of celestial gores.
Selling price: $550
Sold in 2020
These 1693 plates were a revision of those which Coronelli used in 1688 in Venice.
At the time, Coronelli’s 1688 globe was the largest and most accurate celestial globe in Europe. The Latin and French legends distinguish this 1693 Paris reprint from the 1688 Venetian gores, which were in Italian.
These 2 beautiful gores were printed in 1800 using the actual 1693 Parisian plates.
Coronelli, a Franciscan theologian and astronomer who worked in both Italy and France, was a founder of modern geography and an influential maker of celestial and terrestrial globes.
Makers of globes printed sheets of map sections, called gores, which were then hand-colored, cut out and glued onto a wood and paper-maché base.
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