Very detailed map of Liege area from Coronelli’s Corso Geografico Universale published in Venice in 1690. Vincenzo Maria Coronelli is widely recognised as one of Italy?s most famous and greatest cartographers. He received an ecclesiastical education at the convent of the Minor Conventuals and also studied theology in Rome. However, his interests in geography and cartography were awoken early in his ecclesiastical career and never suppressed. He made very famous globes (including an impressive very large-scale pair for Louis XIV) and some of the most interesting and decorative atlases of all 17th century like Atlante Veneto, Isolario, Corso Geografico Universale, Libro dei Globi and also some pocket books about towns and islands. These important works are all finely engraved in his unique style with a high quantity of toponymic and historical information. In 1680 Coronelli also founded the oldest surviving geographical society “The Argonauts Academy”.
[Belgium] Vescovato di Liege
A fine panorama of Amsterdam engraved by Johann Friedrich Leopold (signed at bottom right) after F.B. Werner. At top two cherubs with a key to 40 point of interest. Below with a text about the history of the town in Latin and German. Published in Augsburg in 1730
- Author: LEOPOLD Johann Christian
- Year: 1730
- Dimension: 300 x 200 mm
- Place of publication: Augsburg
Fine map engraved by Petrus Kaerius, this map is filled with mountains, cities and villages. The map is oriented with north at right and is decorated with strapwork title, distance scale and key cartouches. From the Mercator Hondius “Atlas Minor” published in Amsterdam in 1648 at Jannsonius with german text on verso. In 1607 Jodocus Hondius published a reduced size version of Mercator’s “Atlas”, itself suitably titled “Atlas Minor”. The maps were copied from those…
- Author: MERCATOR Gerard - HONDIUS Henricus
- Year: 1648
- Dimension: 205 x 160 mm
- Place of publication: Amsterdam
Important tinted lithograph view of St. Gallen by C. Matter. In the bottom left corner dessine d’apres nature par Egid. Federle. Published by J. U. Locher in St. Gallen in 1860.
- Author: LOCHER Johann Ulrich
- Year: 1860
- Dimension: 460 x 310 mm
- Place of publication: St. Gallen
Fine map from Antonio Zatta’s Atlante Novissimo, illustrato ed accresciuto sulle osservazioni, e scoperte fatte dai piu’ celebri e piu’ recenti cartografi published in Venice in 1779. Very good condition with nice and decorative original colours.
- Author: ZATTA Antonio
- Year: 1779
- Dimension: 420 x 320 mm
- Place of publication: Venice