- Date: 1785
- Condition: AAA
- Colour: Original
- Size: 16 x 12.5 inches
Title: 'Regni D'Aracan Del Pegu Di Siam Di Camboge E Di Laos . .'
A decorative map of the region from the Gulf of Bengal to Hainan, centered on the Malay Peninsula, Straits of Malaca and most of Sumatra. Issued in Zatta's Atlante Novissimo, a monumental 4 volume work and one of the last great decorative atlases.
Antonio Zatta was a leading European cartographer and publisher, and his Atlante Novissimo (Venice, 1775-1785) - from which this map hails - was one of the most beautifully produced of all 18th Century atlases, with much space devoted to the new discoveries of Captain Cook. Along with his contemporary, Giovanni Battista Pasquali, Zatta was responsible for the revival of taste in Venetian fine printing. Famous for his sardonic tone and as something of a controversialist, he was also well known for producing lavish editions of Italian classics and raccolte (collections of poems for special occasions). (Ref: BLR).