Lot 483 of 576:
Bowen map of Paraguay etc. 1747  

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Estimate:
$150 - $250

Title:
A New and Accurate Map of Paraguay, Rio de la Plata, Tucumania Guaria &c. Laid Down from the Latest Improvements, and Regulated by Astronomical Observations

Author:
Bowen, Emanuel

Place:
London

Publisher:

Date:
1747

Description:

Copper-engraved map. 35.4x42 cm (14x16½").

Detailed map extending from central Brazil to south of the Rio de la Plata, encompassing present-day Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, and parts of Chile and Argentina. The political boundaries of the mid-18th century are shown, along with towns, rivers, and notations throughout. The mythical Lake of Xarayes is depicted at top. The title cartouche features Natives, monkeys, and an alligator, with Europeans on the beach in the distance.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Darkening along centerfold, 4" split at bottom but no loss; very good.


 
Item number:
265923a
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