Auction 93, Lot 178

"Paraguay, o Prov. de Rio de la Plata cum Regionibus Adiacentibus Tucuman et Sta. Cruz de la Sierra", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Central South America

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 14.5 inches
47.8 x 36.8 cm

Super copper engraved map of the region including the Paraguay River basin and the Peru-Chilean coast with Lake Titicaca. The "Rio de la Plata is boldly shown with many large islands in the broad river. Several towns are named including "R. Ianeiro, S. Paulo, Buenos Ayres, Medoca, Arica, Potosi and Cusco. Large decorative title cartouche incorporating the distance scales, smaller cartouche with armillary sphere and a large compass rose. Latin text on verso.


Condition: A

Estimate: $700 - $750

Sold for: $600

Closed on 12/6/2000