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Place of creation
Presso Antonio Zatta Con Privilegio dell'Eccmo Senato
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 ).
Conditions of access
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open.
Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Creator / Provenance
Engraver: Zuliani, Gianantonio, 1760-ca. 1831 .
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 , 1776
Relief shown by hachures.
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Citation / reference note
Phillips, Entry 651, v. 4 , plate no 
Phillips, Entry 695, plate no 
Sabin-Eames, Entry 106276
Availability of other formats note
1. Western hemisphere - Maps - Early works to 1800.
2. New Zealand - Maps - Early works to 1800.
Other system control no.
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