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Auction 95, Lot 206

"Paraguay, o Prov. de Rio de la Plata cum Regionibus Adiacentibus Tucuman et Sta. Cruz de la Sierra", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Central South America

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 14.6 inches
47.8 x 37.1 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 Rio de Janeiro, San Paulo, Buenos Ayres, Medoca, Arica, Potosi and Cusco. The map is nearly identical to Blaeu's map of the same title with a large decorative title cartouche incorporating the distance scales, smaller cartouche with armillary sphere, a large compass rose, sea monster, and here Jansson has added a sailing ship off the coast of Brazil. French text on verso.


Condition: B

Lovely original color with very faint uneven toning.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/13/2001