"Il Mappamondo o sia Descrizione Generale del Globo", Zatta, Antonio
Period: 1774 (dated)
Publication: Atlante Novissimo
Color: Hand Color
15.5 x 11.3 inches
39.4 x 28.7 cm
Attractive Italian map featuring the voyages of Cook and Bougainville. Greenland is shown connected to North America and Alaska is considerably oversized. Australia is connected to Terra di van Diemen and New Zealand appears as two islands, but in an unusual stout configuration. Female figures representing the four continents fill the corners surrounding the map. Engraved by Guilian Zuliani.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.ZAT-1a, Vol. 1 #7.
Original color on watermarked paper with marginal soiling.