Auction 103, Lot 209

"Description Situation & vue de la Ville de Mexique, des deux Lacs sur Lesquels Elle est Batie, du Grand Temple de Cette Ville des Sacrifices d'Hommes qu' Onyfaisoit, de l'Idole des Mexicains, de Leurs Jeux, Divertis Semens, Coutumes, Superstitions…", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1705 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique et Methodique

Color: Black & White

Size:
17 x 14.5 inches
43.2 x 36.8 cm

Fascinating folio sheet with French text, two maps and four views. Carte du Mexique shows Central Mexico and the Environs du Lac de Mexique features the vicinity of Mexico City with its islands in the lake connected by bridges. The four views include a panorama of Mexico City, one of the large Aztec Temple, and two showing various ceremonies including human sacrifice.

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Condition: A

Repairs of several tiny wormholes throughout, not really noticeable on front.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/11/2003

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