"Paraguay Verdeelt in zyn Voornaamste Deelen Volgens de Laatste Reisbeschryvinge", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: Central South America, Paraguay
Period: 1705 (published)
Publication: Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving…
Color: Hand Color
10.8 x 8.2 inches
27.4 x 20.8 cm
Boldly engraved map of the region of present day Paraguay, Uruguay, northern Argentina and southern Brazil. The Rio de la Plata is the main feature of the map along with the mountains and volcanoes of the Cordillera de los Andes. A drape-style title cartouche adorns the map. Engraved by Antoine de Winter.
This map appeared in Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving, nae de Rechte Verdeeling der Landschappen, Plaetsen, Zeeën, Rivieren, &c. Geographisch, Politisch, Historisch, Chronologisch en Genealogisch, a Dutch edition of A. Phérotée de la Croix's Nouvelle Methode Pour Apprendre Facilement la Geographie Universelle, which first appeared in 1690. The Dutch edition was published by Francois Halma and included 98 maps and views. Halma acquired many of the plates for Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving from Joannes Ribbius, who had enlisted the services of engraver Antoine de Winter to make copies of the maps in Nicolas Sanson's quarto atlases of the four continents. De Winter made very few geographical changes and maintained the attribution to Sanson on the newly engraved plates. Halma supplemented the Sanson maps with about a dozen new maps engraved in the same style as Sanson's, without any attribution on the maps, as well as 23 panoramic views of famous cities around the world.
A sharp impression with the Amsterdam coat of arms watermark and light toning along the edges of the sheet.