Auction 127, Lot 424

"Paraguay, o Prov. de Rio de la Plata cum Regionibus Adiacentibus Tucuman et Sta. Cruz de la Sierra", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Central South America

Period: 1640 (published)


Color: Hand Color

19 x 14.7 inches
48.3 x 37.3 cm

Superb map of the region including the Paraguay River basin and the Peru-Chilean coast with Lake Titicaca. The Rio de la Plata is boldly shown with many large islands in the broad river. Several towns are named including R. Ianeiro, S. Paulo, Buenos Ayres, Medoca, Arica, Potosi and Cusco. Large decorative title cartouche incorporates the distance scales, smaller cartouche has armillary sphere. A fine, large compass rose with fleur-de-lys also adorns the sheet. A beautiful example with Latin text on verso.

References: Phillips (A) #5938.

Condition: A

Map image is fine less a tiny spot in the distance scale cartouche. The very wide margins have a little soiling and a water stain at bottom middle along paper edge, inches away from map image.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Sold for: $325

Closed on 2/25/2009