Dec 08, 2015 - Sale 2401

Sale 2401 - Lot 24

Price Realized: $ 8,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 7,000 - $ 10,000
CORONELLI, VINCENZO MARIA. America Settentrionale Colle Nuove Scoperte Sin All Anno 1688. Two-sheet engraved map of North America. 700x500 mm each sheet, ample margins; later hand-color; clean example. Venice, 1688

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Coronelli's cornerstone map of North America, with a commanding representation of California as an island. This Italian mapping is perhaps as important for the things it gets wrong, as the things it gets right. While the west includes important information drawn from Spanish manuscripts, the location of the Mississippi derives from La Salle's misplacement of it 600 miles to the west. Burden 643 (dedicating five pages to the map); McLaughlin 103.