"Paraquaria in qua RR. PP. Soc. Jesu suas Missiones Promovere", Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'
Subject: Southern South America
Period: 1733 (dated)
Publication: Der Neue Welt-Bott, Theil XXVIII
Color: Hand Color
11.9 x 11.8 inches
30.2 x 30 cm
This map depicts the Jesuit missions in present-day Paraguay and Uruguay with parts of Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina and Chile. The Parana and Paraguay Rivers are well defined, with the Paraguay River ending in the mythical Laguna de los Xarayes. There is extensive detail of mountains, rivers, and settlements. The eastern coastline extends south to the Rio de la Plata and north to approximately Sao Paulo. The western coastline extends from Concepcion, Chile to Arequipa, Peru. The key below the title identifies cities and missions that have been destroyed. Engraved by J.C. Winkler. Published in Joseph Stoecklein's 5-volume work on the Jesuit missionaries.
References: Sabin #91981.
A nice example with minor toning in the blank margins.