Item MAP 691 - Isola di Capo Breton

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Isola di Capo Breton

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NSSXA MAP 691

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  • 1690 (Creation)
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    Coronelli, Vincenzo

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Coronelli was a 17th century cartographer and globe maker based in Venice. In 1678 Coronelli was commissioned to make his first major globes. He also published maps and atlases including the "Atlante Veneto". Coronelli was also based in Paris between 1681 and 1683 as official map maker to King Louis XIV. Coronelli founded the world’s first geographical society, the Academia Cosmografica degli Argonauti and was awarded the official title Cosmographer of the Republic of Venice.

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Purchased in Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Item is a page from Coronelli's atlas, "Isolario Dell'Atlante Vento" featuring an engraving of 17th century Cape Breton Island.

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