Original Antique Map of Normandy, France

Productnr.: BG-13233

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Original antique map titled 'Ducato D'Normandie Scala di Miglia d'Italia'. Very decorative map of Normandy, with a fine title cartouche featuring Leda in her carriage drawn by swans. On verso are plans of Le Havre and Dieppe. Published by Vincenzo Coronelli, c.1690.

Vincenzo Maria Coronelli, a Venetian scholar and Minorite Friar, was one of the most celebrated map and globe makers of his era. Cornelli produced more than one hundred terrestrial and celestial globes, several hundred maps, and a wealth of cartographic publications. In 1683, he completed the Marly Globes for Louis XIV, the largest and most magnificent globes ever made. In 1684 he founded the Academia Cosmografica degli Argonauti, the first geographical society, and was appointed Cosmographer of the Republic of Venice.

Condition: Good. General age-related toning, minor wear. Later hand coloring. Italian text on verso and 2 other small black and white maps (Havre de Grace & Dieppe). Please study image carefully.

Date: c.1690

Overall size: 67.3 x 49 cm.