Auction 121, Lot 400

"Paraquaria Vulgo Paraguay cum adjacentibus", Montanus/Ogilby

Subject: Paraguay

Period: 1671 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A+

An excellent impression on a strong, clean sheet.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/26/2007

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