Het Niew Hollandt. TASMAN, Vincenzo Maria CORONELLI.

Het Niew Hollandt.

Venice: circa 1688-1699.

Engraved gore sheet, 485 x 335 mm (sheet size); mounted.

Elephants in Northern Australia?

A gore sheet, designed to be pasted onto a globe, and an important map of Australia: this single sheet by the great Venetian cartographer Coronelli shows the north western coast in some detail. This particular gore is famous for the fanciful depiction of inland Australia, and shows Arnhem Land complete with palm trees, reindeer and elephants.

A gore sheet, designed to be pasted onto a globe, and an important map of Australia: this single sheet by the great Venetian cartographer Coronelli shows the north western coast in some detail. This particular gore is famous for the fanciful depiction of inland Australia, and shows Arnhem Land complete with palm trees, reindeer and elephants.

This detailed map was first engraved as a gore - or globe segment - for Coronelli's colossal terrestrial globe of 1688. Measuring over one metre in diameter, this was one of the largest printed globes ever produced; its engraving was of the highest order, and reflected the most up-to-date and accurate information available at the time. It particularly reflects the discoveries made during the first voyage of Abel Tasman in 1642.

The gore offered here, with relevant text at the bottom and verso of the sheet, was probably from the set of twelve plates published in atlas format in the 1696-97 edition of Coronelli's Isolario and later in his Libro dei Globi.

Tooley, 'Early Maps of Australia. The Dutch Period', 56, plate 24; Tooley, 'Mapping of Australia', 352.

Condition Report: A few short tears at extremities, but in fine condition nonetheless.

Price (AUD): $4,750.00

US$3,493.18   Other currencies

Ref: #3704932

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