C1794

Nuove Scoperte Fatte nel 1765. 67. e og nel Mare Del Sud

First edition of this decorative c.18th map showing the tracks and discoveries of Cook, Wallis, Byron and Carteret. Noted are Cook’s discoveries on the east coast of Australia and New Zealand, Wallis’s discovery of Tahiti, Carteret’s discoveries of Pitcairn Island … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Nuove Scoperte Fatte nel 1765. 67. e og nel Mare Del Sud

Date:

C1794

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

405mm 
x 300mm

Paper Size: 

513mm 
x 375mm
AUTHENTICITY
Nuove Scoperte Fatte nel 1765. 67. e og nel Mare Del Sud - Antique Map from 1794

Genuine antique
dated:

1794

Description:

First edition of this decorative c.18th map showing the tracks and discoveries of Cook, Wallis, Byron and Carteret.

Noted are Cook’s discoveries on the east coast of Australia and New Zealand, Wallis’s discovery of Tahiti, Carteret’s discoveries of Pitcairn Island and his rediscovery of the Solomons which the Spaniard Mendana had sighted in 1568. Zatta, a Venetian cartographer based his information on Cook’s chart issued in the official accounts of the First Voyage published by John Hawkesworth on behalf of the British Admiralty. Decorative map showing Cook’s sea tracks of his first voyage made in 1769-70 where he completely charted New Zealand and discovered and charted the east coast of Australia. The map also shows the sea tracks of Commodore Byron with Captain Mouat in 1765 and later Samuel Wallis aboard the Dolphin partnering Phillip Carteret commanding the Swallow in 1767. The large decorative vignette in the lower right containing a number of plants, sea shells, a native in a sailing vessel and a three masted ship which presumably is intended to be a representation Cook’s Endeavour.

From: Zatta, A.  Atlante Novissimo. Venice

References:
Clancy, R. The Mapping of Terra Australia. Sydney 1995: 6.41 ill pg 101.
Suarez, T. Early Mapping of the Pacific. Singapore 2004: p.131, ill fig. 115, p.120/121.
Tooley, R.V. The Mapping of Australia. London 1979: Tooley 1431.
Phillips, P. A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress. Washington 1973: 651.
Shirley, R. Maps in the Atlases of The British Library. London 2004: T.ZAT-1a.


Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 1611609
State Library New South Wales: Call Number: Z/M2 910/1770/1
National Library New Zealand: MMSID: 9918252363102836

Antonio Zatta (1775 - 11797)

Marine painter, illustrator & etcher, he studied at the RA Schools & learnt the art of boat building. His pictures of shipping in the Thames are amongst the best and accurate that exist. He was a marine artist on the Graphic and made Marine Painter to the Royal Yatch Squadron.

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