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By the Greatest of the 17th Century Globe Makers
India/ Indian Ocean/ Goa.
CORONELLI, V. [Venice, 1697]
Avvertimento Al Navigli Che Partono Da Goa Per Andare Al Capo Di Buona Speranza Per Il Di Fuori Di Madagascar.
11 x 11 ¼ inches; 14 ¾ x 11 5
Fine hand color; excellent condition.
A detailed globe gore showing the coast of the Indian Ocean extending from Oman to the southern tip of the Indian Peninsula, and including the coasts of modern-day Iran and Pakistan. The Maldives are shown as well. Coronelli is generally acclaimed as the finest early globe maker, but globes were not only extremely expensive but also very difficult and time consuming to make, thus making it impossible for Coronelli to meet the demand for them. He therefore published bound editions of his globe gores in order to make his best work available at a more affordable price and also supplemented the maps in his atlases with gores or parts of them. This gore appeared in the second volume of one of Coronelli’s general atlases, the Isolario, published in 1697.
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