Auction 137, Lot 145

"L'Acadia, le Provincie di Sagadahook e Main, la Nuova Hampshire, la Rhode Island, e Parte di Massachusset e Connecticut", Zatta, Antonio

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada

Period: 1778 (published)

Publication: Atlante Novissimo…

Color: Hand Color

17 x 13 inches
43.2 x 33 cm

This great regional map covers New England and Nova Scotia and details the early settlements and roads with the adjacent fishing banks. It includes Cape Cod, Boston, Newport, New London, Portsmouth, and much more. Delineates the roads along the coast and westward from Concord. Provides excellent detail in Acadia and of the adjacent fishing banks. Towns, villages, roads, trails, and watershed topography were drawn from the earliest available English and indigenous surveys. This map is one sheet of the Italian version of Mitchell's seminal map of the British Dominions in North America that Zatta issued in 12 sections with the whole titled "Le Colonie Unite dell' America Settentrle." The map was also included in the Italian edition of Abbe Raynal's "Storia dell' America Settentrionale."

References: Kershaw #796; McCorkle #778.8; Portinaro & Knirsch #148; Sellers and Van Ee #163.

Condition: A

Original outline color with faint show-through of backstrap from verso, and a few minor paper flaws, else near fine.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/14/2011