1884 Escuela de Artes y Oficios - Mapa de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay

1884 Escuela de Artes y Oficios - Mapa de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay

Stunning late 19th century map of Uruguay with large inset of Montevideo

Title:

Mapa de la República Oriental del Uruguay

Map maker:

Escuela de Artes y Oficios

Place and Year:

Montevideo, c. 1884

Dimensions:

82.5 x 118 cm (32.5 x 46.5 in)

Technique:

Lithograph

Coloring:

Hand coloring

Condition Rating:

VG+

3,800.00
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DETAILS

This is an exceptional, large-format map of Uruguay published in Montevideo in the late 19th century. It offers excellent detail on the infrastructure of the country at a time when the military was at the center of political power. Post roads, planned and completed railroads, and telegraph lines are all delineated, along with administrative centers and military fortifications.

The map features a series of well-designed insets, including a large, detailed town plan of Montevideo, as well as its bay. Other important ports are illustrated, with both town grids and depth soundings, including Colonia (del Sacramento), situated opposite Buenos Aires.

Two further insets focus on the topography of the country, with one in the upper right corner illustrating principal elevations for each region and another along the left side of the map displaying Uruguay’s main rivers and their respective lengths.

One of the most spectacular maps of Uruguay we have ever seen!

CONDITION NOTES

Very good. Backed on archival linen. Folding map.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00647

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