(Venice.): From Antonio Zatta's Atlante Novissimo. 1778. Outline color; a few spots of light staining. A bit of wrinkling, especially along the centerfold. Nevertheless, an attractive example. 13 x 16 3/4." Item #3353
An attractive Italian mapping of all of Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, as well as portions of Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. It is based on John Mitchell's large-scale, multi-sheet map of North America of 1755. The map was published during the American Revolution, and a note off the coast of Maine refers to the burning of Falmouth (Maine) by the British in October, 1775 -- an interesting example of a map being a purveyor of history as well as geography. McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps, 1513-1800: 778.8.