Vincenzo Coronelli. Isle of Wight/Jersey Island called Caesarea/Isle of Man/Anglesey Isle of England formerly known as Mona 1697

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Vincenzo Coronelli.

Isola di Wight. Jarsey Isola Gia detta Caesarea. Mona Insula hoggidi Isola di Man. Anglesey Isola dell'Inghiltera gia detta Mona.

 

Translated:

Isle of Wight.
Jersey Island called Caesarea.
Isle of Man.
Anglesey Isle of England formerly known as Mona

1697

 

Magnificent Coronelli's 4 maps on one sheet from the monumental Corso Geografico Universale published in Venice in 1690.
Shows the Isle of Wight, Isle of Man, Jersey and Anglesey in very nice detail with larger towns, place names, rivers and canals. The maps are all embellished by decorative cartouches.

Vincenzo Maria Coronelli is widely recognized 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 high quantity of toponymic and historical information. In 1680 Coronelli also founded the oldest surviving geographical society “The Argonauts Accademy”.