L'AFRICA divisa ne' suoi principali Stati di Nuova Projezione
Item #: 15361
Cartographer: ZATTA, Antonio
Publication Date: 1779
Size: 11.75" x 11.5"
Lovely copperplate engraved map of Africa with original hand color in outline distinguishing colonial borders as they were understood. While much conjecture has been removed, leaving the deep interior largely blank, many older assumptions remain: the source of the Nile is shown in the Mountains of the Moon, many early tribal regions. Nice title cartouche. Full margins, single fold as issued. From Atlas Novissimo. Slight darkening of centerfold as normal, a few light stains in margins, fold split at top about 3/4" into image, without loss. Published in Venice.