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Number: 1048
Continent: Africa
Region: South
Place Names: Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
Year of Origin: 1686 (estimated)
Title: [Gore] lo creddero nato dalle della Luna i Geografi a si moderni Riportarono ghesi la gloriosa distinnotitia, che mi ferui per regolare l'Abissinia, guista le relationi accreditate del P. Baldassar Tel=lez, e del Ladolfo.
Language: Italian
Publish Origin: Venice
Height: 46.0
Width: 26.0
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: Vicenzo Maria Coronelli
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Northernmost Latitude: 20.2
Southernmost Latitude: -70.0
Westernmost Longitude: -16.0
Easternmost Longitude: 14.0
Measurement Notes: Latitude and longitude are estimated with respect to Greenwich (2E and 32 E with respect to El Hierro Island).
Notes: Globe gore or gores are a set of map interruptions or sectors as designed by Johannes Schoner (1477-1547) which paste together to form a geometrically curved sphere. This technique reached a climax as Vicenzo Maria Coronelli, the Venetian cartographer, was noted to be the finest globe maker in the entire world. He also established the first geographical Society known as the Academia Cosmografica degli Argonauti. He was appointed Cosmographer of the Venice Republic, and later become a theologian and Father General of the Franciscan Order.
Last updated: Aug 29, 2020