Auction 137, Lot 135

"La Baja d'Hudson Terra di Labrador e Groenlandia con le Isole Adiacenti", Zatta, Antonio

Subject: Canada and Greenland

Period: 1778 (published)

Publication: Atlante Novissimo…

Color: Hand Color

15.8 x 11.8 inches
40.1 x 30 cm

This is a very handsome map focused on Hudson Bay, Baffin Bay, part of Greenland, Labrador and Northern Canada to beyond the Arctic Circle to about 70° N. It includes an interesting depiction of a passage between Lake Winnipeg and Hudson Bay alluding to a possible Northwest Passage, in addition to a few other potential passages emanating from Hudson Bay. This is a near identical variant of Bonne's map (1771) of the same area. The map is adorned with an attractive floral cartouche.

References: Kershaw #479.

Condition: A

Original color with minor color offsetting and wide margins.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/14/2011