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Auction 198, Lot 17

"Il Mappamondo o sia Descrizione Generale del Globo Ridotto in Quadro", Zatta, Antonio

Subject: World

Period: 1774 (dated)

Publication: Atlante Novissimo

Color: Hand Color

16.6 x 10.8 inches
42.2 x 27.4 cm
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This attractive Italian map, presented on Mercator's projection, delineates the voyages of Cook and Bougainville. Greenland is shown connected to North America, and Alaska is considerably oversized. Terra di van Diemen is part of the Australian mainland, and New Zealand appears as two islands, albeit in an unusual stout configuration. The map is decorated with a garland-style title cartouche and a nice compass rose. The map is surrounded by information on time zones, climate, and the lengths of the days and nights.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.ZAT-1a, Vol. 1 #6.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression with full contemporary color on a bright, sturdy sheet with the watermarks of a coat of arms and three crescent moons. Along the centerfold there is light toning and a light stain.

Estimate: $475 - $600


Closed on 6/19/2024