Coronelli, Vincenzo

Chart of the Coast of Languedoc and Provence

La Costa di Linguadocha, Provenza et una parte d' Italia da C. Dragonis sino a Cabo Delle Melle.

DESCRIPTION: Antique nautical chart with original hand color covering the southern Mediterranean coast of France including the provinces of Languedoc and Provence. Coverage of this original antique chart includes numerous towns along southern France's Mediterranean coast, including the Cote d'Azure, Monaco, and the western coast of Corsica. Towns noted include Palamos, Roses, Agde, Marseilles, Toulon, Antibe, Freuil, and many more. From the scarce Isolario ( island book ) of Vincenzo Coronelli ca. 1697.

Verso with Italian text on two pages and includes two inset views- the first of the town of Avignon, France along the Rhone river, titled "Avignone Già Seggio de Sommi Pontefici". The second inset view, titled "Isole di Ionquieres e Torre di Buc Nel Canale di Martegues" shows the area near the Canal de Martigues in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, nicknamed "The Venice of Provence" because of its canals and maritime features.

CREATOR: Coronelli, Vincenzo



BODY OF WATER: Mediterranean

CONDITION: Very good.  No major condition issues. Wide margins with strong impression and prominent platemark. Central vertical fold and an additional diagonal fold about 2" right of the centerfold.

COLORING: Outline hand-color probably after issue.


SIZE: 20 " x 16 "


PRICE: $950


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