1697 – W. M. Coronelli – Asia Divisa
Title: “Asia Divisa nelle sue Parti secondo lo stato presente…”
This exceptional Coronelli’s map is the right part of a two sheet map of Asia. It shows the latest discoveries in Southeast Asia, with Australia and Japan and is dedicated to the Jesuit missionaries in Asia. Many discoveries are described with dates, places and discoverer.
Australia is shown as connected to New Guinea and is incomplete in its outline. Coronelli probably collaborated with Tillemon, producing this accurate map, it also notes that New Zealand was discovered in 1654, but not the correct date of 1642. This map is a mixture of known and unknown.
Cartographer: Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1718)
Sheet size: 48,0 x 62,5 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Good condition. Strong press on heavy paper. Left side corners margin restored (does not touches the image).
This is an original antique map published in 1697 and NOT a modern copy or reprint!
On your request we will provide a Certificate of Authenticity.