Auction 98, Lot 34

"Emisfero Terrestre Settentrionale Tagliato su l'Equatore", Zatta, Antonio

Subject: Northern Hemisphere

Period: 1779 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.1 x 12.5 inches
40.9 x 31.8 cm

Based on Robert de Vaugondy's map, this is a polar projection covering from the pole to the equator. In North America, the mythical Northwest Passage is shown connecting through the Strait of Anian to Hudson Bay. Lanhotan's Longue River (here called R. Bella Riviera) is also shown connecting the Mississippi River with the Pacific.

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Condition: B

Light toning along centerfold and a couple of tiny wormholes in top margin, well away from the map.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $150

Closed on 3/6/2002

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