"La Baja d'Hudson Terra di Labrador e Groenlandia con le Isole Adiacenti di Nuova Projezione", Zatta, Antonio
Subject: Canada & Greenland
Period: 1778 (dated)
Publication: Atlante Novissimo…
Color: Hand Color
16.2 x 11.9 inches
41.1 x 30.2 cm
This is a very handsome map focused on Hudson Bay, Baffin Bay, part of Greenland, Labrador and Northern Canada to beyond the Arctic Circle to about 70° N. It includes an interesting depiction of a passage between Lake Winnipeg and Hudson Bay alluding to a possible Northwest Passage, in addition to a few other potential passages emanating from Hudson Bay. This is a near identical variant of Bonne's map (1771) of the same area. The map is adorned with an attractive floral cartouche. Drawn by G. Giuliani and engraved by G. Pitteri.
References: Kershaw #479.
A crisp impression on paper watermarked with three moons. There is light toning along the centerfold and light damp stains in the margins, including one that just enters the neatline at top. Hinge tape on verso.