"Isole Filippine", Zatta, Antonio
Period: 1785 (dated)
Publication: Atlante Novissimo
Color: Hand Color
12.3 x 15.6 inches
31.2 x 39.6 cm
An uncommon and decorative map of the Philipine Archipelago, based on the 1734 map of the Jesuit Father Pedro de Murillo Velarde. The map is filled with information and placenames on the islands, with just a tentative northern shoreline for Borneo shown. At the top, a decorative landscape cartouche describes a small village with oysters and pearls in the foreground.
A strong sheet of laid paper with some faint toning and a repaired wormtrack with a bit of lost engraving on the centerfold. The wide original margins have one small wormtrack and some linen hinge remnants, not affecting the map.