Auction 108, Lot 28

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

Subject: World

Period: 1774 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.5 x 11.7 inches
41.9 x 29.7 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. Australia is connected to Terra di van Diemen and New Zealand appears as two islands, but in an unusual stout configuration. The map is decorated with a garland-style title cartouche and a nice compass rose.

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Condition: B

Original pastel coloring. Faint scattered foxing, else very good.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/29/2004

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