Milano Map Fair 2019 catalogo MMF2019 - Page 9

Altea Gallery 35 Saint George Street London W1S 2FN United Kingdom info@alteagallery.com www.alteagallery.com Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria Citta di Venetia Venice, c.1693. Two sheets conjoined, total 490 x 770mm. Remargined at top, as usual with this large format plate. A magnificent, large-scale bird’s-eye view of Venice, surrounded by armorials of the Venetian nobility on a garland, the Venetian lion top centre. This is an example of the first state (of three), still with the date of 1693 in the dedication roundel. This is a scarce map: it did not appear in all of Coronelli’s atlases and the examples that did were often damaged because of the large height and width. MORETTO: 114, first state of three, ‘considered one of the most beautiful and appreciated Venetian maps’. www.milanomapfair.it