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L'America divisa né suoi principali stati di nuova projezione [cartographic material] / 



Place of creation



Presso Antonio Zatta Con Privilegio dell'Eccmo Senato

1 map : ill., hand col. outline ; 30 x 40 cm on sheet 39 x 51 cm.

Scope and content

This map of the Americas depicts the first voyage of Capt. James Cook around South America and across the Pacific to New Zealand. In North America a variety of interesting cartographic theories are evident. The mythical Northwest Passage and the supposed discoveries of Admiral de Fonte are prominently depicted in the northern region. The interior river systems illustrates the persistent belief in a network of navigable waterways between the Mississippi and the Pacific with Baron Lahontan's Long River (F. Longo) and Le Page du Pratz' Beautiful River (Bella Riviera ).

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC27735
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection Item #126
Cartographic material
90: Open
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.
H3/1-2000/1776 (2 copies)

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Copyright expired.

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Copperplate engraving.

Includes a pictorial title cartouche which portrays a sleeping lion

Note referring to the discoveries by the Russians in North-West America, recognized by the Académie Royale des Sciences, Paris, 31 Aug. 1774.

Ms. "14" added to the upper left margin.

From: Zatta, Antonio, Atlante Novissimo, Venezia, v. 4, plate [22], 1776

Relief shown by hachures.

Custodial history
Part of the Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection purchased by the Public Archives of Canada in 1981.

Related materials
For other copy see Mikan 4145485 (NMC 27734) ; G1015 .Z37 1779 - fol./Vault/ (AMICUS No. 26305617)

Cartographic math data
Scale indeterminate (W 180°--W 0°/N 70°--S 60°)

Citation / reference note
Phillips, Entry 650, v. 4, plate no. [22]
Phillips, Entry 651, v. 4 , plate no [25]
Phillips, Entry 695, plate no [5]
Sabin-Eames, Entry 106276

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC27735 (H3, copy 2)

Subject heading

1. Western hemisphere - Maps - Early works to 1800.
2. Maps New Zealand


Other system control no.