Auction 122, Lot 782

"L'Africa divisa ne' suoi principali Stati di Nuova Projezione…", Zatta, Antonio

Subject: Africa

Period: 1796 (dated)

Publication: Atlante Novissimo

Color: Hand Color

15.5 x 11.7 inches
39.4 x 29.7 cm

This Italian map is based on the cartography of Janvier and is fairly accurate for the time period, although the source of the Nile is still incorrectly shown rising from two small twin lakes north of the equator. The unknown parts of the continent are marked as such instead of containing fictitious topography and place names. A lovely cartouche with an exotic bird and a cheetah occupies the lower left corner.

References: Norwich #99.

Condition: A

Lovely original color on a sheet with some faint toning on the centerfold.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $375

Closed on 12/5/2007