"La Giammaica", Zatta, Antonio
Period: 1778 (circa)
Publication: Atlante Novissimo
Color: Hand Color
16.6 x 12.6 inches
42.2 x 32 cm
This handsome map of Jamaica shows the 18 parishes along with towns, roads, and topography. The map is from the Italian edition of Mitchell's map of the British Settlements in North America. However, it is unique to the Zatta edition and is not found on any other variant of Mitchell's important map. The map is presented as a scroll-like inset within wider borders and is graced with a compass rose.
References: Sellers and Van Ee #163; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.ZAT-1a Vol. 4 #36.
Contemporary outline color on a sheet with a three crescent moons watermark. There is an extraneous vertical crease, dampstains along the top sheet edge that just touch the map border, and a bit of foxing mostly in the bottom blank margin.