Auction 169, Lot 409

"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

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

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.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/12/2018

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