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Pub Year Map Maker Pub Place Map Title Map Price (USD) Picture
1782Zatta, AntonioVeniceL'Impero del Giapon diviso in sette principali parti cive. $950 Picture

A copper plate engraved map with hand colored outlines.

Size: 15.75 inches X 12 inches at the neat line.

Map Type: Atlas

This is a superior copy, with vivid colors.

This detailed map of Japan was taken from Atlante Novissimo, illustrato ed accresciuto sulle osservazioni...one of the most beautifully produced atlases of the 18th century. It illustrates the topographical features of the island including mountains, valleys, rivers, and numerous small islands that surround the main islands. It features an ornamental cartouche at top left. This is a very detailed and interesting map.

Antonio Zatta was one of the leading cartographers and publishers of the time residing and operating in Venice.

References: Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, Volume 4 Page 429, Zatta, Antonio, Scott, Valerie, Map Collector Publications, Tring, Hertz, England, 1999; A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress, 651, Phillips, P.L, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1909

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