Auction 121, Lot 190

"Il Paese de Cherachesi, con la Parte Occidentale della Carolina Settentrionale, e della Virginia", Zatta, Antonio

Subject: Colonial Southeast

Period: 1778 (circa)

Publication: Atlante Novissimo…

Color: Hand Color

26.5 x 12.5 inches
67.3 x 31.8 cm

This great regional map provides a detailed view of the Missouri and Ohio Rivers uniting with the Mississippi and adjacent areas. While the map is filled with Indian villages, it shows very little European settlement other than a couple of French forts. It also notes Dr. Thomas Walker's settlement. Walker, a surveyor for the Ohio and Loyal Land Companies, led a small group into the area in 1750 and established a supply post in the area of present-day Barbourville, Kentucky. Drawn from the earliest available English and indigenous surveys, this is the Italian edition of Mitchell's seminal map of the British Dominions in North America that Zatta issued in 12 sections, the whole entitled "Le Colonie Unite dell' America Settentrle." Zatta's maps retain Mitchell's scale, but being smaller, are more legible. Block titling above neatline.

References: Portinaro & Knirsch #CL, pp 274; Sellers and Van Ee #163.

Condition: B

A nice strong sheet with a little minor centerfold toning and a nearly invisible repaired cut just on the lower neatline.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 9/26/2007