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SOURCE OF NILE ABISSINIA

Code: M2015

Cartographer: CORONELLI Vincenzo Maria

Date: 1690 Venice

Size: 41*61cms

Title : Abissinia, doue sono le Fonti del Nilo.. This very uncommon map concentrates of the source of the Nile in a lake called Tzana, Dembea, which Coronelli claimed to be the first to accurately depict. Extensive notations throughout. The map is graphically illustrated with large mountains, a large garland style title cartouche and scale of miles. Inset with a map of the origin of the Nile, on the Ptolemaic model, in two large lakes south of Abyssinia. The remarkable Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718), was a Franciscan Friar and appointed General of the Order in 1701. He was cosmographer to the Republic of Venice and founder of the Academia Cosmografica degli Argonauti, the world's first geographical society (1680). He was also one of the most prominent mapmakers and publishers in Europe of his day.Very good condition. £485.00

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