Auction 116, Lot 90

"L'America divisa ne Suoi Principali Stati di Nuova Projezione", Zatta, Antonio

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1796 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16 x 12 inches
40.6 x 30.5 cm

This copper engraved map of the Americas depicts the first voyage of Capt. Cook around South America and across the Pacific to New Zealand, which is well charted. North America is shown with the mythical Northwest Passage and the supposed discoveries of Admiral de Fonte. This depiction of North America was based on the cartography of Robert de Vaugondy. The lovely title cartouche portrays a sleeping lion.

References: Wheat (TMW) #168.

Condition: A

Some plate ink residue in map, else very good.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/20/2006

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