Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 165

"La Baja d'Hudson Terra di Labrador e Groenlandia con le Isole Adiacenti", Zatta, Antonio

Subject: Canada - Greenland

Period: 1778 (dated)

Publication: Atlante Novissimo

Color: Hand Color

15.8 x 11.7 inches
40.1 x 29.7 cm

This is a very handsome map focused on Hudson Bay, Baffin Bay, part of Greenland, Labrador and Northern Canada to beyond the Arctic Circle to about 70° N. It includes an interesting depiction of a passage between Lake Winnipeg and Hudson Bay alluding to a possible Northwest Passage, in addition to a few other potential passages emanating from Hudson Bay. This is a near identical variant of Bonne's map (1771) of the same area. The map is adorned with an attractive floral cartouche.

References: Kershaw #479.

Condition: B

Delicate old color that is faded. Small hole in the lower left of the map, just south of Lake Winnipeg, but not a distracting defect. Light, marginal soil with hinge remnants on verso.

Estimate: $250 - $325


Closed on 3/6/2007