"Emisfero Terrestre Meridionale Tagliato su l'Equatore", Zatta, Antonio
Subject: South Pole
Period: 1779 (dated)
Publication: Atlante Novissimo…
Color: Hand Color
16.4 x 12.3 inches
41.7 x 31.2 cm
Based on Delisle's map, this polar projection covers from the South Pole to the equator. The voyage of Bougainville and Cook's first voyage are noted. New Zealand is completely depicted, and the coasts of Australia are beginning to become more defined. Engraved by Zuliani with lettering by Pitteri.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.ZAT-1a #8.
Contemporary outline color on a bright sheet with a three crescent moons watermark, minor toning along the centerfold, and light marginal soiling.