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Zatta’s 1783 copper-engraved map of Indochina in original color.
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This is prominent Italian mapmaker Antonio Zatta’s finely-executed 1783 map of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Myanmar/Burma. It extends east-west from Hainan and the South China Sea to the Bay of Bengal, and reaches north into areas labeled as belonging to the Chinese Empire.
In the southern portion of the map, the Malay Peninsula extends down to the Straights of Singapore. Separated from the peninsula by the Straights of Malacca is about half of Sumatra.
Overall, an attractive map that presents the European understanding of this vital region in the late 18th century, a time when new discoveries were still being made throughout the world. Along with his contemporary, Giovanni Battista Pasquali, Zatta was responsible for the revival of taste in Venetian fine printing.