Trinacria hoggidi Sicilia . . .
|Autore: Vincenzo Maria Coronelli
Map Maker: Vincenzo Maria Coronelli
Title: Trinacria hoggidi Sicilia . . .
Place / Date: Venice / 1695 ca
Size: 24.5 x 18.5 inches
Description: Finely engraved map of Sicily, which appeared in Volume 1 of Coronelli's Corso Geographico, published in Venice.
Vincenzo Maria Coronelli was among the most important and influential map makers of the late 17th Century. After starting his career in Venice, he was invited by Louis XIV to Paris to construct a monumental set of globes, which are among the most famous cartogrpaphic works of the 17th Century. During his time in Paris, he collaborated extensively with JB Nolin, which provided him with access to the best available French maps, at a time when France was asserting its pre-eminence in the field of map making. As a result of this access, Coronelli's maps are among the most accurate of their time, combining the best available geogrpaphical information with Coronelli's remarkable engraving style.