Auction 102, Lot 294

"Paraquaria Vulgo Paraguay Cum adjacentibus", Montanus/Ogilby

Subject: South America - Central

Period: 1671 (circa)

Publication: An Accurate Description and Complete History of America

Color: Black & White

Size:
14.2 x 11.2 inches
36.1 x 28.4 cm

Fine copper engraved map based on Blaeu's map of the region showing the mountains, rivers, forests and settlements. Good interior detail covering Uruguay with part of present-day Argentina and the Rio de la Plata. Buenos Aires is but a tiny X on the chart. Great title cartouche surrounded by natives in ceremonial costumes and weaponry and animals with another cartouche flanked by putti. Ships and sea battles embellish the ocean.

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Condition: A+

Light pencil drawing in margin, still very fine.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $180

Closed on 3/5/2003

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