P. Vincentius Coronelli Venetus, Generalis LXXVIII.Electus Romæ MDCCI. Cosmographus Reipublicæ Venetiar.
Engraving with very large margins. 250 x 165mm (6 x 6½")
A portrait of Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718) the Franciscan monk, cosmographer, and Official Cartographer to both the Doge of Venice and Louis XIV of France, known for his 'Atlante Veneto' atlases and the pair of two-ton manuscript globes made for Louis and now in the Bibliothèque nationale François Mitterrand in Paris. An adaptation of the frontispiece of Coronelli's 'Atlante Veneto' it celebrates his appointment as Father General of the Franciscan order, 1699. He is shown surrounded by medallions with the titles of his publications.
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