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Auction 119, Lot 188

"Luigiana Inglese, colla Parte Occidentale della Florida, della Giorgia, e Carolina Meridonale", Zatta, Antonio

Subject: Colonial South

Period: 1778 (circa)

Publication: Atlante Novissimo

Color: Hand Color

16.5 x 12.5 inches
41.9 x 31.8 cm

This map shows a great regional description of New Orleans and details the Gulf Coast to Florida, and the valley of the Mississippi River north above Akansa and Po. Ozier. It also details Mobile Bay and the course of the Albama river and tributaries. The prominent trading route in the north nearly reaches the Mississippi River and even marks distances between important points. The map extends to show the region of Capo S. Biagio and the course of the Apalachicola River. The map is sheet X 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. Zatta also included updated legends (in Italian) with notations concerning the Revolutionary War, such as Burgoyne's defeat at Saratoga.

References: Portinaro & Knirsch #152; Sellers and Van Ee #163.

Condition: B

The map has original outline color with a bit of light toning on the centerfold, and a tiny bit of worming in the lower, blank margin, well away from the map.

Estimate: $425 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/9/2007