Auction 113, Lot 349

"Paraguay, o Prov. de Rio de la Plata cum Regionibus Adiacentibus Tucuman et Sta. Cruz de la Sierra", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Central South America

Period: 1630 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19 x 14.7 inches
48.3 x 37.3 cm

Superb map of the region including the Paraguay River basin and the Peru-Chilean coast with Lake Titicaca. The Rio de la Plata is boldly shown with many large islands in the broad river. Several towns are named including R. Ianeiro, S. Paulo, Buenos Ayres, Medoca, Arica, Potosi and Cusco. Large decorative title cartouche incorporating the distance scales, smaller cartouche with armillary sphere and a large compass rose. French text on verso.

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

Condition: A

Paper edges reinforced with Japanese paper on verso repairing several edge tears. Soil in margins.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/7/2005