"Li Regni d'Inghilterra e d'Irlanda di Nuova Projezione", Zatta, Antonio
Subject: England, Wales, & Ireland
Period: 1776 (dated)
Publication: Atlante Novissimo
Color: Hand Color
15.6 x 11.8 inches
39.6 x 30 cm
This elegantly engraved Italian map covers England, Wales, and Ireland. The map shows towns, cities, counties and provinces, and some topographical detail. A few place names and rivers appear in southern Scotland, but it is otherwise left blank. At top right there is a decorative title cartouche featuring Saint George and the Dragon, a coat of arms with three crowns, and fishing nets.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.ZAT-1a #36.
A nice impression with full contemporary color, minor toning along the centerfold, some errant colorist's ink in the Irish Sea, and a couple small dampstains in the right blank margin.