PARAGVAY, o prov. de rio de la plata ...
37.0 x 47.5 cms
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.