Montevideo ~ 1724
Colonia was founded in 1680 by the Portuguese
on an estuary of the Rio de la Plata across the river from Buenos
Aires. Spain responded by building its own citadel at Montevideo in
1724. The stamp commemorates the 250th anniversary of the
fortification. It was issued for the 1974 URUEXPO Philatelic
Exhibition. The design is based on Domingo Petrarca's Planta de la
Ensenada de Mont Vidio, 1724.
Montevidio ~ 1748
Bruno Mauricio de Zabala, governor of Buenos Aires, founded Montevidio
with 13 families from the Canary Islands. The 250th anniversary of the
founding was commemorated in 1976 with a set of five stamps, one of
which is a map of the town with its fortress. The map, Monte-Vidio
1748, is anonymous. It was reproduced in Martinez' Cartografía
Histórica de la República Argentina, Buenos Aires, 1893.