Auction 149, Lot 72

"L'America", Zatta, Antonio

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1794 (dated)

Publication: Grammatica Geografica

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.6 x 6.3 inches
19.3 x 16 cm

Uncommon, small map of the Americas that has an unusual, large landmass (for the period) in the Pacific Northwest reaching over to Asia. There are just a few place names and simple topography noted on this delicately engraved piece. The map is adorned with a title cartouche in the shape of a stone with a tree next to it. This map was published in Zatta's Grammatica Geografica, an Italian edition of Patrick Gordon’s Geography Anatomiz’d.

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Condition: A

Issued folding with a bit of printer's ink residue.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $130

Closed on 5/21/2014

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