You can find on this page the Buenos Aires old map to print and to download in PDF. The Buenos Aires historical map and the vintage map of Buenos Aires present the past and evolutions of the city of Buenos Aires in Argentina.
The Buenos Aires old map shows evolutions of Buenos Aires city. This historical map of Buenos Aires will allow you to travel in the past and in the history of Buenos Aires in Argentina. The Buenos Aires ancient map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
Juan de Garay led a more substantial expedition back to the historical site of Buenos Aires, and there, at the mouth of the Riachuelo River, he refounded the city, which he called Ciudad de Trinidad (“City of Trinidad”), in 1580 as you can see in Buenos Aires historical map. Huge tracts of land in the environs of the city were granted to members of the expedition, and they began immediately to harvest the pastoral animals that had multiplied since being left by the original party.
For nearly two centuries the historical city of Buenos Aires grew at a modest pace. It was a reasonably good port, but it suffered from the rigid organization of the Spanish empire in America, under which only selected ports could be used for trade. The entire Río de la Plata region was made part of the Viceroyalty of Peru and was governed from Lima as its mentioned in Buenos Aires historical map. Within the viceroyalty, only Callao, the port near Lima, was granted permission to trade with Spanish merchants. This effectively reduced Buenos Aires to a backwater. Goods from Callao took nearly six months to reach Buenos Aires by oxcart. Any goods the settlers wanted to sell to Spain took that long to reach Callao and another four or six months before they might be shipped from the port to Cádiz. A complete exchange took at least 24 months.
In the last quarter of the 17th century and the first half of the 18th, historical settlements spread rapidly to the northwest of Buenos Aires along the banks of the Paraná River, a fertile area well irrigated by many streams and small rivers; these were easily navigated by small boats operated by smugglers who reached the many farms and ranches that lined the river (see Buenos Aires historical map). By the beginning of the 18th century, Argentina was exporting thousands of tons of cereals, tens of thousands of cattle hides, and tons of dried beef destined for the plantations of northern Brazil and the Caribbean islands. The British were the principal source of capital and of transportation for this contraband trade.
The Buenos Aires vintage map give a unique insight into the history and evolution of Buenos Aires city. This vintage map of Buenos Aires with its antique style will allow you to travel in the past of Buenos Aires in Argentina. The Buenos Aires vintage map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
By the middle of the 18th century, Buenos Aires was a thriving, if still modest, commercial entrepôt of nearly 20,000 inhabitants. The vintage houses were built along the narrow earthen streets stretching north from the Riachuelo. The original harbour had become silted up, and the larger boats that now called at the port had to anchor offshore as its mentiond in Buenos Aires vintage map. But the economic success of the region was undeniable, and in 1776, as part of the Bourbon monarchy broad reform effort, Buenos Aires was named the capital of the new Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata.
The independent spirit of the vintage city of Buenos Aires was given a tremendous boost in 1806 and 1807, when local militia forces fought off two attempted invasions by British troops. Neither invasion was a major effort, but the fact that local forces had defeated a British army marked the initial episode in the history of Argentine nationalism as its shown in Buenos Aires vintage map. In 1808, when Napoleon invaded Spain and placed his brother Joseph Bonaparte on the throne in Madrid, many porteños, like people throughout the empire, reconsidered their ties to the crown. In May 1810 the town council severed ties with Spain and the viceregal government, and on May 25 it declared allegiance to a new ruling junta.
A provisional government was created, and Buenos Aires was named capital of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata. The more distant provinces of the former viceroyalty—Bolivia, Uruguay, and Paraguay as you can see in Buenos Aires vintage map—refused to become part of a new country dominated by the port city, however. For nearly 30 years, the provinces were held together by federalism, which meant virtual autonomy for each province. (The vintage city of Buenos Aires exercised whatever central authority existed in the new country; the interior provinces were allowed to go their own way.)