La Guinea Occidentale by Antionio Zatta

La Guinea Occidentale by Antionio Zatta

Code: 54771

£110.00 Approx $139.24, €128.35

Date: 1787

Long title :  La Guinea Occidentale che contiene Le Isole di Capo Verde Il Senegal la Costa Propriamente detta della Guinea.   Published in Venice.  Striking and highly detailed unusual 1784 Antonio Zatta's copper engraved map of Western part of the Gulf of Guinea including Mauritania, Cape Verde Islands, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Guinea, Ghana and Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire). The map provides excellent topographic detail on cities, towns, rivers, forests, reliefs as well as Native Tribal Kingdoms. A large decorative rock-style title cartouche completes the map.

Antonio Zatta (1775-1797) was the most prominent Italian map publisher of the late 18th and early 19th century.  His firm, based in Venice, produced maps that mark an important transition from 18th to 19th century cartographic styles.  His most important work is the four volume Atlante novissimo published from 1775 to 1789 from which this map originated .