Auction 145, Lot 117

"La Parte Occidentale della Nuova Francia o Canada", Zatta, Antonio

Subject: Eastern Canada

Period: 1778 (circa)

Publication: Atlante Novissimo

Color: Hand Color

16.7 x 12.1 inches
42.4 x 30.7 cm

This is an important map of the region between James Bay, Lake Mistassini (Lac Mistassine), Lake Huron and Montreal (named in the lower right as Monreal. The map is actually one of twelve sections comprising the Italian version of Mitchell's landmark map of North America. This Italian edition is richly illustrated with annotations not found on the English version. It includes remarkable detail regarding towns, roads, rivers and mountains. The boundary of the Six Nations is prominently shown.

References: Kershaw #981; Portinaro & Knirsch #145.

Condition: B+

Original color on watermarked paper with light toning along centerfold and a few small spots.

Estimate: $220 - $275


Closed on 6/12/2013