Attractive antique map of Southwestern France, including Bordeaux and the Basque region.
Includes a large decorative title cartouche, surrounded by emblems of winemaking which made the region famous. The cartouche includes vines of wine grapes and barrels of wine.
Shows Isle de Re and La Rochelle.
The map was issued in Zatta's Atlante Novissimo, a monumental four-volume work and one of the last great decorative atlases.
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.