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Item ID Number: 9977

Map Number 9977 
Cartographer Vincenzo Maria Coronelli 
Title La Louisiana, Parte Settentrionalle, Scoperta sotto la Protettione..... 
Date c.1690 
Place of Publication Venice 
Image Size (mm) 398 x 520 
Image Size (Inches) 15.67 x 20.47 
Coloring Hand Colored 
Condition Very Good 
Notes This version of the map with the elaborate decorative border is very scarce because it was printed only once to the honour of Francesco Farnese, the Duke of Parma. This imortant map holds the distinction of being the earliest obtainable map with a specific focus on the Great Lakes. The map shows cities, rivers, geographical features, and, of course, the Great Lakes. There are several illustrations scattered throughout the map, added with the intention of showing Europeans different aspects of "native" life. Vincenzo Coronelli (1650 – 1718) was a Franciscan monk, cosmographer, cartographer, publisher, and encyclopedist known in particular for his atlases and globes.  
References Burden, Phillip D., The Mapping of North America: A List of Printed Maps, 1511-1670, #701. Kershaw, Keneth A., Early Printed Maps of Canada, #163. Karpinski, Louis Charles, Bibliography of the Printed Maps of Michigan, 1804-1880, p. 117. Karpinski, Louis Charles, Maps of Famous Cartographers Depicting North America, p. 55. Goss, John, The Mapping of North America: Three Centuries of Map-Making 1500-1860, 45. Tooley, R. V., The Mapping of America, 314. Phillips (Atlases) 521. McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107030. Newbery Library, VAULT folio Ayer 135 C8 1689 pl. 91. Osher Map Library Antique Maps Collection, OL260. 
Price (US$) 7500  
Short Description Maps North America Great Lakes;  

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