Mare Del Sud, ditto altrimenti Mare Pacifico
|Title||Mare Del Sud, ditto altrimenti Mare Pacifico |
|Detailed view (zoom)||http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/images/Viewer/G9230_1696_C6.html |
|Cartographer||Coronelli, Vincenzo, 1650-1718|
|Explorer||Le Maire, Jacques, 1585-1616|
Tasman, Abel Janszoon, 1603?-1659
|Century Published||17th century|
|Publication Date||1696 |
|Publisher||Coronelli, Vincenzo 1650-1718|
|Place of Publication||Italy--Venice |
|Original Source||"Atlante Veneto." Coronelli, Vincenzo. Venice: Vincenzo Coronelli, 1696. |
|Descriptive Notes||Copper engraving handcolored with watercolor.|
Printed in cartouche in upper right corner:
"Mare Del Sud, ditto altrimenti Mare Pacifico. Auttore Il P.M. Coronelli M.C. Cosmografo della Serenissima Republica Divenetia dedicato Al L' Illmo. Et Eccmo. Signor, Il Signor Cavalier Givlio Givstinian Sauio Grande"
Printed beneath the equator between 260 and 280 degrees longitude:
"In questa Mare Pacifico, che Tale Viene dalla Tranquillita delle Sue onde denominato, Spirano Rodinariamiente li Venii Orientali e particolarment Tra li due Tropici per oue passano li Vascetti, che uanno dalla Nuoua Spagna all' Isole Fillippine, quail Viaggiano dall Occidente all' Oriente Senzamai cambiar Vele in Sessanta Soli giormian corche Syno, in distanza di 1650 Leghe."
Shows dashed lines as track of explorations by Jacques Le Maire:
"Viaggio di Giac le MAire negli anni 1615, 1616, 1617 col qual ha scoperto un nuonu passaggio dal Mare del Sud al Mar del Nort uiein allo Stretto di Magagli anes in 2 Anni, e 18 Giornz."
Printed in the bounds of New Zeland or "Nuova Zelanda":
"Scoperta dalli Medesimi L'anno 1654."
Printed next to "Terra D'Antonio Diemens" off the coast of New Zealand:
"Scoperta li 24 Nouembre del 1642 da Abel Tazman Hollandese."
Wirtten in pencil in lower left corner:
"CA 1690. Leighly 90 slgxz."
Depicts Japan, Hokkaido as the "Terra de Iesso, " New Guinea, Australia as "Nuova Hollanda, " New Zealand, South America and North America. Also includes several islands throughout the South Pacific. The map includes discoveries attributed to Jacque Le Maire and Abel Janszoon Tasman. Of note, shows California as an island with a body of water between California and North America called "Mare Vermeio." Cartouche in North America is surrounded by illustrations of winged mermaids and fruits of the sea.
Scale: c.a. 1:28, 000, 000.
[East 130 degrees - West 50 degrees / North 50 degrees - South 60 degrees].
|Contextual Notes||Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718) was the cosmographer to the Republic of Venice in 1685, a globemaker, a Franciscan Friar and General of the Franciscan Order in 1701. He was also the founder of a Geographic society in 1680 called "Academia degli Argonauti." He was a well-known theologian and caused a "revival of interest" in cartography in Italy (Moreland and Bannister, 72). He compiled and engraved over 500 maps and created a 2-volume atlas called "Atlante Veneto" (1690-96). He is also known for creating a pair of 15-foot diameter globes for Louis XIV of France. His other works include "Morea" (1687), "Corso Geografico Universale" (1692-4), "Epitome Cosmografica" (1693), "Isolaria" (1696-7), Miniature globs and large globes (1683-1704), "Viaggi" (1687), "Specchio del Mare" (1698), and "Signalente di Venezia" (1716) (Tooley, 132-3; Moreland and Bannister, 72).|
This map was first published in Coronelli's "Atlante Veneto" (1690-6). The shows the legendary land of Iesso north of Japan as well as the first outlines of New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand (Moreland and Bannister, 277). The map is based on explorations conducted by the Dutch East India Company in the early part of the seventeenth century. Of note, the map purports the seventeenth-century myth that California was an island (Tooley, "California as an Island" 125).
The land of "Iesso" or "Yezo" was a land allegedly lying north of Japan. Later identified as Hokkaido, explorers in the seventeenth century were unsure of its nature. The Russians attempted to discern whether Yezo was indeed an island or part of Asia with a number of expeditions in the seventeenth century. Under the reign of Peter the Great, the explorers were able to chart Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula and the Kurile Islands. In the 1780s, a French expedition sailed between Yezo and Korea, and then, through the Kuriles (Tooley and Bricker, 130).
Jacque Le Maire (d. 1616) was a Dutch navigator who sailed with Schouten in 1615 (Tooley, 387).
Source(s): Moreland, Carl and David Bannister. "Antique Maps: A Collector's Handbook." New York: Longman Group, Ltd., 1983.
Tooley, Ronald Vere. "Chapter 3: California as an Island: A Geographic Misconception Illustrated by 100 Examples from 1625 to 1770." In "The Mapping of America." Ed. by Ronald Vere Tooley. London: Holland Press, 1985. 110-134.
---. "Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers." Hertfordshire: Map Collector Publications Limited, 1979.
Tooley, Ronald Vere and Charles Bricker. "Landmarks of Mapmaking: An Illustrated Survey of Maps and Mapmakers." Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1968.
|Category||California as an Island|
Exploration and Discovery
|Location Depicted||Pacific Ocean|
United States, West
|Subjects (LCSH)||Pacific Ocean-Maps-Early works to 1800.; Early maps.; Le Maire, Jacques 1585-1616-Travel.; Australia--Discovery and exploration; Tasman, Abel Janszoon 1603-1659-Travel. |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP117 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. G9230 1696 C6 |
|Physical Description||44 x 58 cm. |
|Condition||Ragged along bottom edge. Tear in bottom edge repaired with paper. Has binder's guard. Color ink has bled through to verso. Writing in pencil in bottom right corner. Faint green stains in upper left corner. Call number in pencil on verso in bottom left corner. Tape repairs in top corners with tape visible on verso. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original map at 600 dpi in TIFF format, resized and enhanced at 400 ppi using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using ContentDM's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|Acquisition||The Janice Ruth Johnson Memorial Map Collection donated by Professor W. Vance Johnson, Ellensburg, Wash., 1990. |
|References||Moreland and Bannister, 277. Tooley, "California as an Island" 125. |