Auction 116, Lot 398

"Paraquaria Vulgo Paraguay Cum adjacentibus", Montanus, Arnoldus

Subject: South America - Central

Period: 1673 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

14.4 x 11.4 inches
36.6 x 29 cm

This fine map, based on Blaeu's rare map of the region, shows the mountains, rivers, forests and settlements. Good interior detail covers 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.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/20/2006