"Paraquaria Vulgo Paraguay cum adjacentibus", Montanus/Ogilby
Period: 1671 (published)
Color: Hand Color
14.5 x 11.4 inches
36.8 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.
An excellent impression on a strong, clean sheet.