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Auction 130, Lot 126

"La Parte Occidentale della Nuova Francia o Canada", Zatta, Antonio

Subject: Canada

Period: 1778 (circa)

Publication: Atlante Novissimo

Color: Hand Color

16.6 x 12.2 inches
42.2 x 31 cm
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This is an important map of the region between James Bay, Lake Mistassini (Lac Mistassine), Lake Huron and Montreal (named in the lower right as Monreal. The map is actually one of twelve sections comprising the Italian version of Mitchell's landmark map of North America. This Italian edition is richly illustrated with annotations not found on the English version. It includes remarkable detail regarding towns, roads, rivers and mountains. The boundary of the Six Nations is prominently shown.

References: Kershaw #981; Portinaro & Knirsch #145.

Condition: A+

Sharp impression and original outline color.

Estimate: $230 - $275

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/2/2009