Leen Helmink Antique Maps

Paraguay by Blaeu

Cartographer

Blaeu

Title

PARAGVAY, o prov. de rio de la plata ...

Published

Amsterdam, 1630

Size

37.0 x 47.5 cms

Technique

Copper engraving

Stock number

17060

Condition

excellent

Price

$ 425

Description

One of the plates of Jodocus Hondius aqcuired by Blaeu after Hondius' death. Decorative view covering todays Uruguay (Monte Video), Paraguay (Ascuncion) and northern Argentina (Buenes Aires). The area was famous for the Rio de Plata smuggle routes from and to Peru, to avoid the very expensive official trading route with Peru via the Panama Isthmus.