"Terra d'Otranto tratta dalle Carte del Sigr. Rizzi Zannoni", Zatta, Antonio
Subject: Southern Italy
Period: 1783 (dated)
Publication: Atlante Novissimo
Color: Hand Color
15.5 x 12 inches
39.4 x 30.5 cm
This attractive copper-engraved map shows the region just north of the Gulf of Taranto, based on a survey by Rizzi Zannoni, a famous astronomer, surveyor & mathematician. The map depicts mountains, rivers, roads, and numerous towns, including Taranto, Lecce, Brindisi, Matera and Altamura. Mt. Olivaro, Mr. Sanizzo, and several other mountains are also named. A beautiful title cartouche is positioned in the Gulf, decorated with leaves and flowers. Engraved by Giovanni Pitteri and Giuliano Zuliani.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.ZAT-1a, Vol 3 #49.
Original color on watermarked paper with full, original margins. There is a hint of toning at top, a few light spots, and some tiny worm tracks along centerfold.