Auction 157, Lot 703

"[Lot of 2] La Nubia ed Abissinia [and] Parte della Costa Orientale dell' Africa con l'Isola di Madagascar e le Carte Particolari dell' Isole di Francia e di Borbon", Zatta, Antonio

Subject: Eastern Africa & Madagascar

Period: 1784 (dated)

Publication: Atlante Novissimo

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.9 x 12.1 inches
40.4 x 30.7 cm

Two maps from Zatta's Atlante Novissimo, both engraved by G. Pitteri.

A. La Nubia ed Abissinia. This delicately engraved sheet also includes the southwestern part of the Arabian peninsula from Mecca to Aden. The title cartouche appears on a stone monolith.

B. Parte della Costa Orientale dell' Africa con l'Isola di Madagascar e le Carte Particolari dell' Isole di Francia e di Borbon. This map follows the coast of Mozambique from the Tropic of Capricorn to Cape Delgado, extending to include Madagascar. Two large insets depict the islands of Reunion and Mauritius. Adorned with a cartouche on a piece of parchment.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.ZAT-1a, Vol. 4 #20 & #24.

Condition: B+

Original color with light soiling.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $110

Closed on 5/4/2016

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