Auction 130, Lot 195

"Il Maryland, Il Jersey Meridionale, la Delaware, e la Parte Orientale della Virginia, e Carolina Settentrionale", Zatta, Antonio

Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic and Southeast

Period: 1778 (published)

Publication: Atlante Novissimo

Color: Hand Color

16.8 x 12.5 inches
42.7 x 31.8 cm

This great regional map extends from Philadelphia and the Delaware Bay, south to Cape Lookout and the Welsh Settlement in Carolina. To the west are the Allegheny Mountains and a large portion of the Ohio River. The map has remarkable detail of towns, villages, roads and trails, and watershed topography. This is the Italian edition of Mitchell's seminal map of the British Dominions in North America. Based on the earliest available English and indigenous surveys, Zatta issued the large map in 12 sections with the whole titled "Le Colonie Unite dell' America Settentrle." Zatta's maps retain Mitchell's scale, but being smaller are more legible. An example of this map was used as late as 1932 in a boundary dispute between Delaware and New Jersey. Each sheet stands on its own and has full borders.

References: Portinaro & Knirsch #151; Sellers and Van Ee #163.

Condition: A

Near fine example with dark, early impression and full margins with two large watermarks. Some light color offsetting visible opposite Chesapeake Bay, still very good.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/2/2009