Catalog Archive
Auction 94, Lot 209

"Paraguay, o Prov. de Rio de la Plata cum Regionibus Adiacentibus Tucuman et Sta. Cruz de la Sierra", Gerritsz/De Laet

Subject: Central South America

Period: 1630 (published)

Publication: Nieuwe Wereldt ofte Beschrijvinghe van West-Indien…

Color: Hand Color

14.2 x 11 inches
36.1 x 27.9 cm
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A fine map by Hessel Gerritsz, whose cartography of South America laid the foundation for many other cartographers. This map focuses on the Paraguay River and its tributaries, and extends to the western coast of Peru, including Lake Titicaca. It is finely engraved with mountains, rivers and forests and depicts numerous small villages. The strapwork title cartouche, scale of miles and compass rose make it a very attractive map with lovely original color.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $650

Closed on 3/7/2001