Auction 149, Lot 386

"Le Paraguay Tire des Relations les Plus Recentes", Sanson, Guillaume

Subject: Paraguay

Period: 1668 (dated)

Publication: Cartes Generales de Toutes les Parties du Monde...

Color: Hand Color

21.5 x 16.1 inches
54.6 x 40.9 cm

Boldly engraved map of the region of present day Paraguay, Uruguay, northern Argentina, and parts of Chile and Brazil. The Rio de la Plata is the main feature of the map, which extends north to the mythical Lago de los Xarayes. The mountains and volcanoes of the Cordillera de los Andes are also prominently shown. There is good detail of topography, missions and villages. The decorative title cartouche is adorned with two female figures, fruit and flowers.

References: Pastoureau, SANSON V E #216.

Condition: A

On watermarked paper with original outline color in the map and later coloring in the cartouche. Light toning along sheet edges.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 5/21/2014