Auction 140, Lot 77

"L'America", Zatta, Antonio

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1790 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

7.5 x 6.5 inches
19.1 x 16.5 cm

Uncommon, small map of the Americas that has an unusual, large landmass (for the period) in the Pacific Northwest reaching over to Asia. There are just a few place names and simple topography noted on this delicately engraved piece. The map is adorned with a title cartouche in the shape of a stone with a tree next to it.


Condition: B

Slightly creased in the upper left corner. Binding trim in right margin, well away from the neatline. There is a small stain in the sea near Lima, else good.

Estimate: $250 - $325


Closed on 5/23/2012