"Paraquaria vulgo Paraguay. cum adjacentibus", Covens & Mortier
Period: 1740 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
21.5 x 17.6 inches
54.6 x 44.7 cm
Centered on the course of the Rio De La Plata, this map explores parts of Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Brazil. Numerous South American cities are depicted, including Sao Paulo, Santos, Cordoba, and Buenos Aires. The map gives an overview of the Jesuit reductions with an inset cartouche detailing existing and destroyed missions, reductions and Indian tribes settlements. The map also features two ships and cartouches containing a dedication to Vincent Carafa, the Jesuit Superior General. In addition to the imprint of Covens & Mortier, this map includes the imprint of Christopher Browne, London.
Slightly uneven toning with a private booklabel on verso.