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Auction 190, Lot 88

"La Baja d'Hudson Terra di Labrador e Groenlandia con le Isole Adiacenti di Nuova Projezione", Zatta, Antonio

Subject: Eastern Canada & Greenland

Period: 1778 (dated)

Publication: Atlante Novissimo

Color: Hand Color

16.1 x 11.8 inches
40.9 x 30 cm
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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; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.ZAT-1a, Vol. 4 #40.

Condition: B

A crisp impression and full contemporary color on a sheet with the watermark of three crescent moons. There are light dampstains in map image at left and minor toning along the centerfold. There are a couple of small holes in title cartouche caused by oxidation of the green pigment, which have been reinforced on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 11/16/2022