[MAPS & ATLASES]. ZATTA, Antonio (fl. 1757-97). Atlante Novissimo. Venice: Antonio Zatta, 1775-1785.
4 volumes, folio (386 x 275 mm). Double-page engraved title, 4 engraved title-pages, 215 double-page engraved maps hand-colored in outline. Contemporary vellum-backed marbled boards, spines hand-lettered, edges sprinkled red.
ONE OF THE FINEST WORLD ATLASES issued in Italy in the 18th century. The quantity of maps varies from copy to copy, with map counts ranging between 215 and 218 maps in copies seen on the market at auction. Zatta's atlas was designed to accompany the Nuova Geografia, an Italian translation of A. F. Busching's geographical treatise. The maps include Mitchell's map of America on 12 sheets, a suite of European maps, county maps of Kent, Middlesex, Essex and Surrey, and various maps of Africa, Asia, Australasia, and of the Ancient world; the maps of Australasia follow Cook's latest discoveries.
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