Parte settentrionale della Francia
1740 11 x 14 in (27.94 x 35.56 cm)
This map is a hand colored depiction of central France ( the vicinity of Paris ) by an A. Zatta. Map depicts France from Chartes in the West to Langres in the Southeast to Verdun in the Northeast. Paris is central. Map is beautifully rendered in the late 18th century style.
Antonio Zatta (1775-1797) was the most prominent Italian map publisher of the late 18th and early 19th century. His firm, based in Venice, produced maps that mark an important transition from 18th to 19th century cartographic styles. He updates and redefines the traditional title cartouche by replacing the mythic elements common to the 17th and 18th century with more representative images. He maps also strive to keep many 18th century details, such as figural depictions on the map itself, while striving for the accuracy that a 19th century clientele demanded. His most important work is the four volume Atlante novissim published from 1775 to 1789.
Minor restoration to upper left, otherwise good condition.