Catalog Archive
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
Download High Resolution Image
(or just click on image to launch the Zoom viewer)

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