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VINCENZO MARIA CORONELLI (1650-1718), Italian cosmographer, cartographer, globe maker, and founder of the first geographical society, the Accademia Cosmografica degli Argonauti.
The "Idea dell Universo" is believed to be an illlustration from the first volume of Coronelli's 13-volume atlas titled "Atlante Veneto," published in Venice ca 1690. The print is created in two separate sheets (each one folio) and is a decorative compendium of geographical and cosmological knowledge of the time. The top plate has the title: Idea dell'Universo. Bottom plate has dedication: All Illmo Signore Il Sig. Abbate Sebastiano Venier, Patritio Veneto. Bottom right inscription: Nell Laboratorio del P. Coronelli in Venetia. No date.
Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria
MEDIUM: Paper; FORMAT: Copper engraving, colored, framed; LENGTH: 27 1/4" x 18 3/4" ; QUANTITY: 2 folios
Topics: Art, Cosmology
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