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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.41
Object Name Map
Description Vincenzo Coronelli
Nuova Guinea
Venice, ca. 1690

Map by Vicenzo Coronelli: New Guinea, a large Island in the South West Pacific region. The island is divided among two countries: Papua New Guinea to the east, and Indonesia to the west. The regions, cities, towns, et cetera, are clearly identified on the map, larger settlements or significant Christian sites marked with castle/cathedral icon, i.e. "Zanfara" top right of map. Mountain ranges, borders, small islands, rivers, and bodies of water, not colored, some texture. Two ships, bottom middle left and middle right of map, nine animals scattered across top portion of map, three sets of radiating lines, one point, bottom left, one point, bottom right, one point begins outside of map, bottom middle of map, equator line, bottom left to bottom right of map. Decorative black and white scale cartouche with two people holding a tusk, bottom left of map. Measurement marks surround black double line border, directional notations in Italian on each side, "Mezzogiorno" (South), bottom of map. "148 If(s)olario del P. Coronelli", centered above map, "Nuovo Guinea", centered below map. Two columns of Italian text below map with decorative black and white inital "N" at the beginning, bottom left under map. Two black smudges, top and bottom middle of map, foxing spot, middle left of map. Text page printed on back.
Title Nuova Guinea
Date 1690-1699
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Coronelli, Vincenzo
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-20.5 W-14.75 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin Europe/Italy/Venice
Subjects New Guinea