Auction 148, Lot 673

"L'Impero del Giapon Diviso in Sette Principali Parti…", Zatta, Antonio

Subject: Japan

Period: 1785 (dated)

Publication: Atlante Novissimo…

Color: Hand Color

15.5 x 12 inches
39.4 x 30.5 cm

This detailed map of Japan is divided into seven principal provinces and depicts numerous towns, mountains, and rivers. The map represents typical European cartography of the late 18th century, with a misshapen Honshu and an elongated Lago d'Otis (Lake Biwa). The map is adorned with a decorative title cartouche with potted plants and a parasol. Engraved by G. Pitteri.

References: Walter #OAG-119.

Condition: B

Original color on watermarked paper with light toning and scattered foxing.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $350

Closed on 2/19/2014