Auction 126, Lot 48

"Emisfero Terrestre Settentrionale Tagliato su l'Equatore", Zatta, Antonio

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1779 (circa)

Publication: Atlante Novissimo…

Color: Hand Color

16.5 x 13 inches
41.9 x 33 cm

Based on Robert de Vaugondy's map, this map, on a polar projection, covers from the pole to the equator. In North America, the mythical Northwest Passage is shown connecting through the Strait of Anian to Hudson Bay. The map includes Lahontan’s system of rivers and lakes in the west; it labels the river connecting the Mississippi River to the Pacific the Beautiful River. The Arctic discoveries of the eighteenth century are all well depicted.


Condition: B+

Attractive original color with a slight damp stain along the centerfold.

Estimate: $400 - $475


Closed on 12/3/2008