1774 – A. Zatta – IL Mappamondo

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Title:                      “IL Mappamondo o sia Descrizione Generale del Globo Ridotto in Quadro”​

Description:
​Attractive Italian map presented on Mercator’s projection and featuring the voyages of Cook and Bougainville. Greenland is shown connected to North America and Alaska is considerably oversized. The map is decorated with a garland-style title cartouche and a nice compass rose. Climate zones shown in left margin. Right margin shows Degrees of Climate, Length of Day, Length of Night, and Northern/Southern Climates.

Cartographer:      Antonio Zatta (1757-1797)
Leaf size:              39,5 x 52,5 cm
Year:                     1774
Technique:           copper engraving

Condition:
Very good condition! Very strong print and paper. Original hand colouring. Paper with map maker’s watermark.

This is a genuine antique map published in 1774 and not a modern copy or reprint!

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