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Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1718) is one of the most influential Italian mapmakers and is known especially for his globes and atlases. The son of a tailor, Vincenzo was apprenticed to a xylographer (a wood block engraver) at a young age. At fifteen he became a novice in a Franciscan monastery. At sixteen he published his first book, the first of 140 publications he would write in his lifetime. The order recognized his intellectual ability and saw him educated in Venice and Rome. He earned a doctorate in theology, but also studied astronomy. By the late 1670s, he was working on geography and was commissioned to create a set of globes for the Duke of Parma. These globes were five feet in diameter. The Parma globes led to Coronelli being named theologian to the Duke and receiving a bigger commission, this one from Louis XIV of France. Coronelli moved to Paris for two years to construct the King’s huge globes, which are 12.5 feet in diameter and weigh 2 tons.

The globes for the French King led to a craze for Coronelli’s work and he traveled Europe making globes for the ultra-elite. By 1705, he had returned to Venice. There, he founded the first geographical society, the Accademia Cosmografica degli Argonauti and was named Cosmographer of the Republic of Venice. He died in 1718.


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Place/Date:
Venice / 1692
Size:
11 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG+
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34757
Place/Date:
Venice / 1690 circa
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24 x 17.5 inches
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VG
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36253
Place/Date:
Venice / 1690 circa
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24 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG
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40507
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Venice / 1695
Size:
24 x 17.5 inches
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VG
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44764
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Venice / 1690 circa
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11.5 x 9.5 inches
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VG+
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49513
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Venice / 1695 circa
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15.5 x 11.5 inches
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VG+
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33857
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Venice / 1690 circa
Size:
24 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG
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0211
Place/Date:
Venice / 1690 circa
Size:
24 x 18 inches
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VG
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0299
Place/Date:
Venice / 1690 circa
Size:
24 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG
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1708RB
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Venice / 1690 circa
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17 x 10.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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32684
Place/Date:
Venice / 1690 circa
Size:
16 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
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35752
Place/Date:
Venice / 1695 circa
Size:
20 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
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34332
Place/Date:
Venice / 1690 circa
Size:
10 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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36053
Place/Date:
Venice / 1690 circa
Size:
18 x 24 inches
Condition:
VG
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36168
Place/Date:
Venice / 1690 circa
Size:
24 x 17.5 inches
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VG
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36506
Place/Date:
Venice / 1690 circa
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24 x 18 inches
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VG
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41671
Place/Date:
Venice / 1690 circa
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24 x 18 inches
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VG
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43706
Place/Date:
Venice / 1690 circa
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9 x 5 inches
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VG
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47002
Place/Date:
Venice / 1690 circa
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17 x 10.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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49598
Place/Date:
Venice / 1691
Size:
18 x 11 inches
Condition:
VG
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24628
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Venice / 1690 circa
Size:
24 x 18 inches
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VG+
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0298
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Venice / 1690 circa
Size:
23 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG+
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34537
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Venice / 1695 circa
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20.5 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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40443
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Venice / 1688
Size:
24 x 18 inches
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VG+
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0245
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Venice / 1690 circa
Size:
24 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG+
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0300
Place/Date:
Venice / 1690 circa
Size:
24 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG
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1701RB
Place/Date:
Venice / 1690 circa
Size:
24.5 x 18.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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35753
Place/Date:
Venice / 1692
Size:
11 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG+
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34781
Place/Date:
Venice / 1690
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35.5 x 23.5 inches (if joined)
Condition:
VG+
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35989
Place/Date:
Venice / 1692
Size:
11 x 16 inches
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VG+
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62358
Place/Date:
Venice / 1690 circa
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24 x 18 inches
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VG+
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0288
Place/Date:
Venice / 1690 circa
Size:
24 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG+
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0289
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Venice / 1688
Size:
24 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG
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28798
Place/Date:
Venice / 1690 circa
Size:
24 x 18 inches (each)
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
0264
Place/Date:
Venice / 1690 circa
Size:
17.75 x 11 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
35421
Place/Date:
Venice / 1690 circa
Size:
17.75 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
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35451
Place/Date:
Venice / 1690 circa
Size:
24 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
36621