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Lot 564

(N & S America) Handsome Map of the Americas Drawn in the Year of Our Independence, with a Captain Cook Update. "L'America divisa…Principali Stati…Venezia 1776…Antonio Zatta." Measures 12" high x 16" wide with original outline color. In this 1776 representation of the western hemisphere, the body of North America is considerably distorted, especially the western boundary bulging far into the Pacific. Mexico emerges from the central portion with California shown as a long craggy finger and the Floridian peninsula a hooked appendage. In the lower left, considerable attention is given to Captain Cook's recent discoveries, especially in New Zealand, and a tracing of his circuitous wanderings throughout the Pacific is recorded. At lower right a fully colored cartouche features a sleeping lion, correctly predicting the potential of the New World. This premium copy on bright paper is in excellent condition, tastefully matted and ready for framing. Very scarce this nice.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,250.

Realized $1,150

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