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. It presents twelve zodiac signs in the center, in the borders 28 numbered diagrams which include maps of Europe, Asia, Africa, 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)

Engraving size:         87,2 x 66,0 cm

Sheet size:                   93,0 x 70,0 cm

Year:                             1693

Technique:               copper engraving


Reasonable condition. A lot of worm traces and missing small pieces, but still very decorative and would look amazing in frame on your wall. Professional restorer cleaned and attached to acid free paper base (it can be removed from surface with no damage by profesional). Few slightly brownish areas. 100% ready for framing.

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

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