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Auction 158, Lot 174

"La Giammaica", Zatta, Antonio

Subject: Jamaica

Period: 1785 (circa)

Publication: Atlante Novissimo

Color: Hand Color

16.9 x 12.6 inches
42.9 x 32 cm
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This handsome map of Jamaica shows the 18 parishes along with towns, roads, and topography. The map is from the Italian edition of Mitchell's map of the British Settlements in North America. However, this map of Jamaica is unique to the Zatta edition and is not found on any other variant of Mitchell's important map. The map is presented as a scroll-like inset within wider borders and is graced with a compass rose.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.ZAT-1a Vol. 4 #36.

Condition: A

On a watermarked sheet with a light damp stain that just enters the neatline at bottom.

Estimate: $200 - $230


Closed on 6/22/2016