Auction 108, Lot 274

"An Accurate Map of Paraguay, Tucumania, Chaco, Rio de la Plata &c. With part of Brasil from 20 to 37 Degrees South Latitude", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Central South America

Period: 1746 (circa)


Color: Black & White

16.5 x 11.2 inches
41.9 x 28.4 cm

An interesting copper engraved map showing considerable detail throughout the region. Locates scores of rivers and numerous towns and villages. A long notation discusses the Jesuit settlements in Paraguay and notes that the native population of about 300,000 families has been reduced into a "State of absolute Subjection and Slavery to their present Tyrannical masters the Jesuits." Simple compass rose and decorative cartouche.


Condition: B

On thick hand-laid paper, folding as issued. Tiny holes at fold intersections and very light occasional foxing, else very good.

Estimate: $120 - $140

Sold for: $70

Closed on 9/29/2004