Auction 101, Lot 34

"Il Mappamondo o sia Descrizione Generale del Globo Ridotto in Quadro", Zatta, Antonio

Subject: World

Period: 1774 (dated)

Publication: Atlante Novissimo

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.5 x 10.8 inches
39.4 x 27.4 cm

Attractive Italian map presented on Mercator's projection and featuring the voyages of Cook and Bougainville. Greenland is shown connected to North America and Alaska is considerably oversized. The map is decorated with a garland-style title cartouche and a nice compass rose.

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Condition: A

Minor oxidation of old color, else clean and bright.

Estimate: $500 - $550

Sold for: $350

Closed on 12/4/2002

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