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Auction 175, Lot 324

"Le Paraguay ou les RR. PP. de la Compagnie de Jesus ont Repandu Leurs Missions", Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'

Subject: Central South America, Paraguay

Period: 1733 (dated)

Publication: Lettres Edifiantes et Curieuses

Color: Black & White

11.8 x 11.6 inches
30 x 29.5 cm
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This attractive and detailed map of the central part of South America shows Jesuit missions as well as topography, rivers, and towns. The map extends from Lake Titicaca to Sao Paulo, and to Chile and the mouth of the La Plata. The La Plata is mapped with much detail, but incorrectly with its source in a Laguna de Los Xareyes. The map is based on the cartography of D'Anville in 1733 and was first published in a Jesuit report circa 1781.

References: Phillips (Maps) p. 665.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with faint scattered foxing concentrated along the bottom of the map image and some minor offsetting. There are a couple light damp stains in the bottom margin that just barely enter the border.

Estimate: $160 - $190


Closed on 11/13/2019