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Detailed map of the South Pacific, showing the tracks of Cook's voyages through the region in 1765, 1767 and 1769. Shows Cook's tracks between New Zealand and along the Coast of Australia and New Guinea and throughth Society Islands. The partial coast of Australia is shown in excellent detail., along with notes of discoveries by Pietro Nuyts in 1627, Tasman in 1642 and others. Decorative cartouche. Flawless example.

Antonio Zatta Biography

Antonio Zatta (fl. 1757-1797) was a prominent Italian editor, cartographer, and publisher. Little is known about his life beyond his many surviving published works. It is possible that he was born as early as 1722 and lived as late as 1804. He lived in Venice and his work flourished between 1757 and 1797. He is best known for his atlas, Atlante Novissimo (1779-1785), and for his prolific output of prints and books that were both precisely made and aesthetically pleasing. Zatta clearly had a large network from which to draw information; this is how he was able to publish the first glimpse of the islands visited by Captain Cook in the Atlante Novissimo. Zatta also published books of plays and architecture.