Old Maps Collection
Parte orientale della China : divisa nelle sue Provincie, se dedicata al motto rev. Padre Antonio Baldigiani della Compagnia di Gesù
Coronelli, Vincenzo, 1650-1718, cartographer
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Physical Map Dimension (cm):
62 x 47 cm, on sheet 71 x 52 cm
This map is by Vincenzo Maria Coronelli one of the most influential Italian mapmakers, known especially for his globes and atlases. His book 'Isolario' is considered to be one of the most decorative atlases of 17th century. This is the second sheet of a two sheet map of China and it covers the eastern part with Taiwan, the Korean Peninsula, northern Hainan Island and a partly visible Japan (the area of Yamaguchi, strait Kammon and Fukuoka -Fakata on the map). At mid-right on the sea there is a lettered index (A-G) that mark some places in Japan. The map shows administrative divisions, cities, villages, place names, rivers and mountains with exceptional detail along the coast and in the interior. In the northernmost part there is the Great Wall -here named Old Wall that divides China and the great Tartary- and the forbidding desert.
Original is a copper plate printed map, 50 x 37 cm.
On the right bottom corner of the map: "Lhuilier".
There is a 16-point compass rose on the map with a fleur de lis indicating north. Rhumb lines for the principal winds in dashed lines and for the half winds in dotted lines.
Seven scale lines in black and white interchangeably inside an astrolabe with a compass on top ornamented with a ribon.
Title inside cartouche with graticule ornamented with a sundial compass, a protractor and a sector.
Relief shown pictorially.
The four borders of the map with latitude and longitude lines.
Map outlined in simple fillet.
Macao in China maps.
Vol. 2, 
Isolario descrittione geografico-historica, sacro-profana, antico-moderna, politica, naturale, e poetica, mari, golfi, seni, piagge, porti, barche, pesche, promontori, monti, boschi, fiumi, laghi, stagni, bagni, volcani, miniere, gemme, richezze, e monete; iscrittioni, linguaggi, governi, forze, armate, guerre, aleanze, acquisti, perdite, tregue, trattati di pace, religioni claustrali, ed equestri; concili, e missioni; vescovadi, arcivescouadi, e patriarcati; leggi, costumi, habiti, blasoni, accademie, huomini illustri, ed ogni pui esatta notitia di tuttel'isole coll'osservationi degli scogli sirti, scagni, e secche del globo terracqueo.
Coronelli, Vincenzo, 1650-1718
Harvard College Library
Provenance Call No.:
MA 17.96.2 pf*