"Paraquariae Provinciae Soc. Iesu cum Adjacentibus Novissima Descriptio...", Seutter, Matthias
Subject: Central South America, Paraguay
Period: 1730 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.3 x 22.5 inches
49 x 57.2 cm
Superb map of the Jesuit province of Paraguay and the surrounding regions. Between 1609 and 1780, the Roman Catholic Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) established an autonomous Christian Indian state on the territory of present-day Paraguay, Uruguay, and parts of Argentina and Brazil. The locations of cities, missions and villages (Mission a Barbaris) are included on the beautifully engraved map. The major missionary trails are also depicted. The map is dedicated to Michelangelo Tamburino, Superior General of the Society of Jesus from 1706 to 1730.
Watermarked paper with original color in the map and later coloring in the decorative elements, as well as some light scattered foxing. There is a chip that enters about 1.5" into image just above the centerfold at left that has been professionally repaired with image replaced in facsimile.