Auction 129, Lot 434

"Plan de la Ville de Buenos-Ayres", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Period: 1754 (circa)

Publication: L'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

10.8 x 7 inches
27.4 x 17.8 cm

This early plan of Buenos Aires is laid out in blocks with unnamed streets. A few important buildings are identified and the fort is prominently shown on the coast with its ramparts well delineated. Embellished with large compass in the bay and a rococo-style title cartouche that incorporates a distance scale.


Condition: A

Minor creases, else fine with a sharp impression and wide original margins.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/23/2009