Three (3) Southern Maps, including two (2) Antonio Zatta 1778, one (1) South Carolina 1796. 1st-2nd items: Two (2) Antonio Zatta (Italian, fl. 1757-1797) maps of Virginia, Maryland, and the Carolinas, plus the Mississippi River region including what is now western Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri and Arkansas. All hand-colored, on laid watermarked paper, from Raynal's "Le Colonie Unite dell' America Settentr'le", published 1778. Each with title and plate number to top margin. 1st item: FOGL. VIII. IL MARYLAND, IL JERSEY MERIDIONALE, LA DELAWARE, E LA PARTE ORIENTALE DELLA VIRGINIA, E CAROLINA SETTENTRIONAL. Sheet – 16 3/4" H x 21 3/4" W. Matted – 22 1/2" x 28 1/2". Note: Pencil inscription en verso of mat notes that as late as 1932 this map was used as evidence in a dispute over boundary lines between Delaware and New Jersey. Literature: Parallels William C. Woolridge – Mapping Virginia: From the Age of Exploration to the Civil War, p. 134, pl. 124. 2nd item: FOGL. VII. IL PAESE DE CHERACHESI, CON LA PARTE OCCIDENTALE DELLA CAROLINA SETTENTRIONALE, E DELLA VIRGINIA. Sheet – 14 7/8" H x 19" W. Matted – 21 1/2" H x 26 1/8" W. 3rd item: Benjamin Tanner (1775-1848), THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA from the Best Authorities. Hand colored engraved map on laid watermarked paper, published by John Reid, New York, 1796. An early and scarce folio map of South Carolina shortly after statehood. Sheet – 16 1/8" H x 21" W. Matted – 24"H x 20" W. Literature: Phillips: A List of Maps of America p. 821. CONDITION: All deacidified, cleaned and encapsulated (not sealed) and in overall very good condition. 1st item: Toning and discoloration at fold line, possibly from previous tape; small extraneous green marks en verso. 2nd item: Creasing, especially left side. some possible repaired tears; tape at fold line. 3rd item: Formerly tape at fold line; light creasing, small dark mark en verso. Corner of mat folded.
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