Catalog Archive
Auction 181, Lot 402

"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.

Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $230 - $275

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/10/2021