Catalog Archive
Auction 114, Lot 335

"Paraguay, o Prov. de Rio de la Plata cum Regionibus Adiacentibus Tucuman et Sta. Cruz de la Sierra", Jansson, Jan

Subject: South America - Central

Period: 1666 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19 x 14.8 inches
48.3 x 37.6 cm
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Fine 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 Rio de Janeiro, San Paulo, Buenos Ayres, Medoca, Arica, Potosi and Cusco. The map is nearly identical to Blaeu's map of the same title with a large decorative title cartouche incorporating the distance scales, smaller cartouche with armillary sphere, a large compass rose, sea monster, and here Jansson has added a sailing ship off the coast of Brazil. Latin text on verso.


Condition: A

Fine impression with later color and some bleed through on verso. Minor soil and a few small tears in blank margins. Manuscript ink date neatly written beneath Jansson's imprint.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 3/1/2006