"La Parte Occidentale della Nuova Francia o Canada", Zatta, Antonio
Subject: Eastern Canada
Period: 1785 (circa)
Publication: Atlante Novissimo
Color: Hand Color
16.6 x 12 inches
42.2 x 30.5 cm
This is an important map of the region between James Bay, Lake Mistassini (Lac Mistassine), Lake Huron and Montreal (named in the lower right as Monreal. The map is actually one of twelve sections comprising the Italian version of Mitchell's landmark map of North America. This Italian edition is richly illustrated with annotations not found on the English version. It includes remarkable detail regarding towns, roads, rivers and mountains. The boundary of the Six Nations is prominently shown.
References: Kershaw #981; Portinaro & Knirsch #145; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.ZAT-1, Vol 4 #29.
Contemporary color on paper with a three crescent moons watermark, light toning along the centerfold, and minor marginal soiling.