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Auction 135, Lot 202

"Il Paese de Cherachesi, con la Parte Occidentale della Carolina Settentrionale, e della Virginia", Zatta, Antonio

Subject: Colonial Midwest

Period: 1778 (circa)

Publication: Atlante Novissimo…

Color: Hand Color

16.5 x 12.5 inches
41.9 x 31.8 cm

This map provides a detailed view of the forks of the Missouri and Ohio Rivers along the Mississippi and adjacent areas. While the map is filled with Indian villages, it shows very little European settlement other than a couple of French forts and Dr. Thomas Walker's settlement. Dr. Walker, surveyor for the Ohio and Loyal Land Companies, led a small group into the area in 1750 and established a supply post in the area of present-day Barbourville, Kentucky. Several blocks of explanatory Italian text cross the map. This is one sheet of Zatta's version of John Mitchell's epic map. The whole map, titled "Le Colonie Unite dell' America Settentrle," was published as a set of twelve individual maps. Each sheet stands on its own and has full borders.

References: Portinaro & Knirsch, plt. CL; Sellers & Van Ee #163.

Condition: A

Near fine example with strong impression on a full sheet of thick paper with wide margins. Apparent centerfold toning is only show through from remaining backstrap.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/16/2011