Auction 139, Lot 316

"Stabilimenti de Francesi, Inglesi, e Spagnuoli nelle Isole Antille di Nuova Projezione", Zatta, Antonio

Subject: Caribbean

Period: 1785 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

16 x 12.3 inches
40.6 x 31.2 cm

This handsome and finely engraved chart of the Caribbean shows the colonial possessions of the French, British and Spanish. The map covers from the southern tip of Florida, naming Cape Canaveral, through to the northern coastline of South America and also part of the coastline of Costa Rica and Honduras. There is good details in the Bahamas. The lower part of Florida is a vast group of islands separated by wide sea channels. A large pictorial title cartouche fills the upper right corner.


Condition: B

Sharp impression on watermarked paper and original color in Zatta's unique palette. Some worming along the centerfold has been repaired with Japanese tissue on verso.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/15/2012