Catalog Archive
Auction 145, Lot 32

"Il Mappamondo o sia Descrizione Generale del Globo", Zatta, Antonio

Subject: World

Period: 1774 (dated)

Publication: Atlante Novissimo

Color: Hand Color

15.5 x 11.3 inches
39.4 x 28.7 cm
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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.

Condition: A

Original color on watermarked paper with marginal soiling.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,400


Closed on 6/12/2013