"Paraguay, o Prov. de Rio de la Plata cum Regionibus Adiacentibus Tucuman et Sta. Cruz de la Sierra", Jansson, Jan
Subject: Central South America, Paraguay
Period: 1663 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18.8 x 14.8 inches
47.8 x 37.6 cm
This fine map of the region includes 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 Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Medoca, Arica, Potosi and Cuszco. The map is nearly identical to Blaeu's map of the same title with a large decorative title cartouche incorporating the distance scales, smaller cartouche with armillary sphere, a large compass rose, sea monster, and here Jansson has added a sailing ship off the coast of Brazil. French text on verso.
Fine original color with some minor toning. A tear and some weak paper have been repaired at lower left. The repair is well done and only noticeable when held up to the light. A margin tear in top left corner has been closed with archival tape, well away from the map.