Auction 128, Lot 480

"Plan de la Ville de Montevideo", Ulloa, Antonio de

Subject: Uruguay, Montevideo

Period: 1752 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.5 x 6.5 inches
24.1 x 16.5 cm

An early city plan of the fortified city in Uruguay, with two profile views above showing Isle Lobos and Montevideo from seaward. The key below the title identifies nine landmarks in the city plan and views. The plan was engraved for the description of South America by the Spanish naval officer and mathematician Antonio de Ulloa. Together with Jorge Juan y Santacilla, he accompanied Charles-Marie de la Condamine's expedition to South America, organized by the French Academie des Sciences.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $130

Closed on 5/20/2009

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