Catalog Archive
Auction 180, Lot 373

"Carte du Paraguay et des Pays Voisins sur les Memoires des Espagnols et des Portugais et en Particulier ceux des RR. PP. de la Compagnie de Jesus", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Central South America, Paraguay

Period: 1756 (dated)

Publication: Histoire du Paraguay

Color: Hand Color

14.3 x 13.2 inches
36.3 x 33.5 cm
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This uncommon map of Paraguay was published in P. F. Xavier de Charlevoix's Histoire du Paraguay and is a larger and more detailed version of Bellin's map of the region. The map covers the region of northern Argentina with Paraguay, Uruguay, southern Brazil, and part of Bolivia and Chile. The mythical Lac des Xareyes is shown as the source of the La Plata River at the top of the map, and Buenos Aires is shown at the bottom. Embellished with a lovely cartouche.


Condition: B+

Issued folding on paper with a large fleur-de-lis coat of arms watermark, minor offsetting, and toning and soiling mostly confined to the edges of the sheet. A binding trim at right has been replaced with period-correct paper, and a 1" binding tear also at right has been repaired with archival tape on verso.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 11/18/2020