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Auction 116, Lot 171

"Parte Orientale della Florida, della Giorgia, e Carolina Meridionale", Zatta, Antonio

Subject: Colonial Southeast

Period: 1778 (published)

Publication: Atlante Novissimo

Color: Hand Color

16.5 x 12.5 inches
41.9 x 31.8 cm
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This detailed map covers the coastline from Wilmington and Cape Fear to St. Augustine and Cape Canaveral. The map depicts cities, town, Indian villages, forts and roads and is especially noteworthy for naming early counties in South Carolina. An Italian notation concerning the British attack on Charleston in 1776 and a key to the map appear in the Atlantic. At this time Florida was still British, having been acquired from Spain in 1763. The map is sheet XI from Zatta's Le Colonie Unite dell' America Settentrle, which is often referred to as the Italian edition of John Mitchell's map, on which it is based. Zatta's maps retain Mitchell's scale, but being smaller are more legible. Also Zatta included updated legends (in Italian) with notations concerning the Revolutionary War.

References: Portinaro & Knirsch 153; Sellers and Van Ee #163.

Condition: B

Original outline color with a small printer's ink smudge in map. Light soil on centerfold and a couple of tiny spots.

Estimate: $425 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/20/2006