1693 – V. M. Coronelli – Idea Dell Universo
Titles: “Idea Dell’ Universo”
One of the most beautiful, extremely decorative and rare large celestial chart by Italian cosmographer and cartographer Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (one out of two engravings). It presents twelve zodiac signs in the center, in the borders numbered diagrams which include maps of Europe, Asia and the New World, global climates, planetary rulers, lunar mansions, diagrams of solar and lunar eclipse, relations between alchemical spiriti, the ebb and flow of waters, the winds and a zodiac man. In the center a cartouche dedicated to Abbot Sebastiano Venier. Most notably, Coronelli presents a cross-section of Earth with Dante’s circles of Hell portrayed.
The map comes from Vincenzo Maria Coronelli atlas “Corso Geografico Universale…” published in Venice, 1693.
Cartographer: Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1718)
Sheet size: 48,5 x 69,0 cm
Technique: copper engraving
This is an original antique map published in 1693 and NOT a modern copy or reprint
On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity