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Auction 158, Lot 197

"Paragua", Seller, John

Subject: Argentina, Uruguay

Period: 1678 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minimus

Color: Black & White

2.2 x 3.7 inches
5.6 x 9.4 cm

This highly uncommon miniature map centers on the estuary where the Rio de la Plata meets the Atlantic Ocean. Originally engraved for a geographical playing card set, the map was re-engraved to appear in Seller's pocket atlas for young students. It identifies several towns, cities, rivers and lakes, including Buenos Aires and the Parana River. A table at right lists place names.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.SELL-5a #47.

Condition: B

Professionally repaired along the gutter where it previously had separated in half. Light soiling.

Estimate: $100 - $120

Sold for: $60

Closed on 6/22/2016