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Auction 113, Lot 141

"Il Paese de Selvaggi Outauacesi e Kilistinesi Intorno al Lago Superiore", Zatta, Antonio

Subject: Colonial Great Lakes and Florida

Period: 1778 (published)


Color: Hand Color

16.8 x 12.2 inches
42.7 x 31 cm
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This is one sheet of Zatta's version of John Mitchell's epic map. The whole map was titled "Le Colonie Unite dell' America Settentrle" and was published as a set of twelve individual maps. This sheet depicts Lake Superior, based on the Bellin model, as it appeared on Mitchell's twelve sheet map. A large inset "Supplemento alla Florida Orientale" shows the tip of southern Florida and the Bahamas.

References: Sellers and Van Ee #163; Kershaw #980.

Condition: A

Original color. Good impression on thick hand laid paper with numerous watermarks including a bird. A little centerfold toning, still very good.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/7/2005