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Auction 108, Lot 277

"Paraquaria vulgo Paraguay Cum adjacentibus", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: South America - Southern

Period: 1662 (published)

Publication: Atlas Maior

Color: Hand Color

21.7 x 17.7 inches
55.1 x 45 cm
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Fine, rare map covering Uruguay, Paraguay, northern Argentina and part of Chili. Filled with topographical detail and the locations of cities, missions, forts and villages. Gerard Coeck engraved this beautiful map and embellished it with two Dutch ships in the Atlantic Ocean and three cartouches. Latin text on verso with Qqq signature. This map appeared only in the Atlas Major, and is thus quite rare.

References: Van der Krogt (Atlantes) #9900:2B.

Condition: B

Fine original color, minor age toning and light offsetting. Professional repairs on bottom fold and a few short marginal tears.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/29/2004