Superb Coronelli map showing the Canal du Midi.

Shows the extent od the canal from the Mediterranean sea at Narbonne to Toulouse. Several large coats of arms, large cartouche and key with 64 places.

A scarce and sought after map.

Very good condition

Publication Atlante Veneto, nel quale si contiene la descrittione... degl' Imperii, Regni, Provincie, e Stati dell' Universo. Venice: Girolamo Albrizzi, 1691. Shirley (Brit.Lib.), T.CORO-7a

References: Shirley (Brit.Lib.), T.CORO-8a, 41

code : M4408

Cartographer : CORONELLI Vincenzo Maria

Date : 1691

Size : 45*61 cms

availability : Available

Price : £295

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Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1718) is widely recognised as one of Italy's most famous and greatest cartographers

Coronelli constructed two globes for the Duke of Parma and their success insured an invitation to Paris where he was to construct another, very large-scale (some fifteen feet in diameter) pair of globes for Louis XIV

In 1680 Coronelli also founded the oldest surviving geographical society - the Academia Cosmografica degli Argonauti.

As 'Map-maker Royal' to Louis XIV, Coronelli was based in Paris from 1681 to 1683. Here he had access to the latest French manuscript records, which he incorporated into his printed maps. Coronelli also published numbers of important maps in conjunction with the French publisher, Jean Baptiste Nolin. Nolin had engraved a set of celestial globe gores for Coronelli in 1688 and went on to become the French publisher of Coronelli's maps

Coronelli also published the Atlante Veneto (1691-1696), which was intended as a continuation of the Blaeu Atlas Maior. This vast work comprised some thirteen volumes and a wealth of information. Lists were included of ancient and modern geographers along with astronomical, geographical, historical and ecclesiastical detail. The maps from the Atlante Veneto are engraved in characteristic fine bold style, using the latest geographical information available. Many of the more important maps were engraved on two sheets, to allow greater detail.