"L'Asia divisa ne' suoi principali Stati di Nuova Projezione", Zatta, Antonio
Period: 1777 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
15.8 x 12 inches
40.1 x 30.5 cm
This Italian map is based on contemporary French sources and the work of Rizzi-Zannoni. A dense cluster of islands, Isole Alessiane, fills the sea between Kamchatka and North America. A decorative title cartouche features an incense pot, umbrella and bird of paradise; all symbols of the exotic orient.
Original color, faint toning along centerfold.