America Settentrionale divisa ne'suoi principali Stati; [Published in Atlante Novissimo, 1779-84]
Venice: Antonio Zatta, 1776. Very Good. First State. [12.25x16.5in, 31x42cm neatline, 14.7x18.3in, 37.8x46.7cm sheet] hand-colored double page map of North and Central America with a partial of South America, with detailed speculation of the northwest passage and included the speculative lakes in northern Canada and the Strait of Anian, Shows political divisions, settlements, mountains and rivers, shows the United States as 'Colonie Inglesi', relief by hachures; an illustrated cartouche; Minor wear with bright colors and strong impression, vertical crease, outlined colors. [Wheat Trans-Miss 204, Rumsey 11598.223] CS. Item #14125
Antonio Zatta (ca. 1722-1804) was an Italian cartographer and publisher in Venice. He is known for publishing the Atlante Novissimo four volume atlas of the world during 1775 to 1785. The Atlas was beautifully printed. Zatta's maps are distinctive with elaborate and detailed cartouches and detailed maps. As typical, his maps included prior errors and geographical myths, and he continued to add to the projections of the unexplored Arctic of North America.