"Plan de la Ville de Buenos-Ayres", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Period: 1764 (circa)
Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
10.8 x 7.1 inches
27.4 x 18 cm
This early plan of Buenos Aires is laid out in blocks with unnamed streets. A few important buildings are identified and the fort is prominently shown on the coast with its ramparts well delineated. Embellished with a large compass in the bay and a rococo-style title cartouche that incorporates a distance scale.
A crisp impression, issued folding, on paper with a bunch of grapes watermark. There is light toning along the edges of the sheet and a few spots of foxing confined to the blank margins.