By: Vincenzo Maria Coronelli
Date: 1690 (undated) Venice
Dimensions: 18 x 24.5 inches (45.7 cm x 62.2)
This magnificent Coronelli map of southern Scotland covers the southern part of Scotland from New Abderdone and Kiltre, and extends south as far as the Isle of Man, including adjacent parts of England and Ireland. Major cities such as Glasgow and Edinburgh are noted, as are countless smaller towns, cities, estates and manor houses.
Topographical features are noted in profile, with high hills and mountains carefully charted. Aquatic features are noted including streams, rivers, lakes, gulfs and bays, inlets and ports. A lovely cartouche encloses the scale for the map, with distances denoted in Italian and Scottish ‘miglia’ and French and German ‘leghe’. The title cartouche features cherubim on a Baroque pedestal, two of whom are holding the Scottish royal crest on top of which rests the Scottish crown.
The map was published for the magnificent cosmographic atlas the Atlante Veneto, issued by the Jesuit friar, geographer and globe maker Coronelli. The work consists of thirteen volumes in four parts, includes 191 engraved charts and maps, and was conceived as a continuation of Blaeu’s Atlas Major.
Condition: This remarkable example of Coronelli's map is in A condition. An intense impression printed on high quality heavy paper, with lovely hand colouring.
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