Auction 139, Lot 113

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

Subject: Canada & Greenland

Period: 1778 (dated)

Publication: Atlante Novissimo…

Color: Hand Color

16 x 12 inches
40.6 x 30.5 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. Drawn by G. Giuliani and engraved by G. Pitteri.

References: Kershaw #479.

Condition: A+

Original color with wide margins and paper watermarked with three moons.

Estimate: $220 - $275

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/15/2012