Auction 116, Lot 398

"Paraquaria Vulgo Paraguay Cum adjacentibus", Montanus, Arnoldus

Subject: South America - Central

Period: 1673 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/20/2006

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