Zatta’s Map of India

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Title

Zatta’s Map of India

Mapmaker(s)

ZATTA, Antonio

Engraver(s)

PITTERI, G

Place of publication

Venice

Date of publication

1785

Colour

original

Printed Area Measurements

32.5 x 42 cm

Full Description

Copper engraving, 32.5 x 42 cm, engraved by G. Pitteri, original hand colour, slight toning at centrefold, blank verso.

Map showing the whole of the Indian subcontinent, published in Zatta’s Atlante Novissimo. The map is coloured to show the Mughal Empire at its greatest extent under Aurangzeb, at the opening of the 18th century; only the southwestern tip of India remained unconquered. Eighty years later, after the sack of Delhi by the Persian ruler Nader Shah and the rise of Maratha and British power, the Mughals claimed suzerainty over a much greater area than they controlled.