[Belgium – Netherlands] Zelanda e Parte Orientale della Flandra… / Flandra Parte Occidentale


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Important Coronelli’s map in two sheets of Flanders, the coastline running from Calais to Zeeland in the Netherlands. Including major cities along the coast such as Dunkerque, Oostende, Cassel, Lille, Roeselare (Rouselare) and Tournai (Doornick) in Belgium. From the amazing Corso Geografico Universale published in Venice, 1690.
Map extends through the Northern region in France to the cities of Douai and Vieux-Conde located at the bottom of the map. 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”.