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Auction 174, Lot 350

"An Accurate Map of Paraguay, Tucumania, Chaco, Rio de la Plata, &c. with Part of Brasil from 20 to 37 Degrees South Latitude...", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Central South America, Paraguay

Period: 1759 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

16.8 x 11.3 inches
42.7 x 28.7 cm
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An interesting copper engraved map showing considerable detail throughout the region. It locates scores of rivers and numerous towns and villages. A long notation discusses the Jesuit settlements in Paraguay and notes that the native population of about 300,000 families has been reduced into a "State of absolute Subjection and Slavery to their present Tyrannical masters the Jesuits." The map features a decorative title cartouche and simple compass rose. This map appeared in both General Magazine of Arts and Sciences and Miscellaneous Correspondence, Containing a Variety of Subjects Relative to Natural and Civil History, Geography, Mathematics, Poetry, Memoirs of Monthly Occurrences..., both published by Benjamin Martin.

References: McCorkle (18th C. Geography Books) #255-3.

Condition: A

Issued folding with faint offsetting and minor toning primarily confined to the sheet's edges. Narrow margins at top and bottom, as issued.

Estimate: $180 - $210


Closed on 9/11/2019