Description: TITLE: Contado d'Ollanda Parte Settentrionale. - Contado d'Ollanda Parte Meridionale.
A spectacular example of Coronelli's two part map of Holland or the Netherlands. The upper sheet covers from Friesland to Amsterdam including all of the Zuyder Zee.
The southern map covers from the Haarlem Meer south to Breeda and east to Batenborg. Identifies countless cities and towns throughout with larger centers appearing in block form.
This map also prominently displays Holland's elaborate canal and irrigation network.
Cartographically Coronelli probably drew the material for this map from earlier work by the prominent Dutch cartographers Claes Jansz Visscher or Fredrick de Wit. Each sheet has its own decorative title cartouche, though that of the upper sheet is notably more elaborate being dramatically engraved in the Italian baroque style. The upper sheet additionally boasts a second cartouche in the upper left quadrant that has been left blank - this was most likely intended for a legend that was never completed.
Though this map was issued in both Coronelli's 1697 issue of the Atlante Veneto and the 1692 Corso Geografico, we are able to firmly associate this example with the later due to its blank verso.
Location of Origin: Europe
Dimensions: Height: 35 inches, Width: 23 inches
Primary Classification: Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Maps : Maps, Views and Celestials : Europe
Secondary Classification: All Works of Art By Theme : By Style / Period
Expertise: Blonk, D. and Blonk-van der Wijst, J., Een kartobibliografie van Holland, Hollandia Comitatus, 73.