Maps

Artist / Author / Cartographer:

Zatta, Antonio

Title:

Philippines - Isole Filippine

Date:

1785

Medium:

copper engraving, original colour

Size:

40 x 30.8 cms.

Description:

An attractive map of the Philippine Islands published in Venice in the fourth quater of the eighteenth century. The map is based on the Velarde projection.

Antonio Zatta {fl.1750 - 1804} was a Venetian cartographer and publisher who was working in the second half of the eighteenth century. He was working at the time when the English navigator, Captain James Cook was making new discoveries in the Pacific Ocean, on the east coast of Australia and around New Zealand.

References:

Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers Q - Z Early World Press 2004

Item Code:

MA6339

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