Auction 107, Lot 223

"Description, Situation &c. Vue de la Ville de Mexique des duex Lacs sur Lesquels ellle est Batie, du Grand Temple de cette Ville des Sacrifices d'Hommes…", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1719 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique et Methodique

Color: Hand Color

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.

References: Phillips (A) #548-6-28.

Condition: A

Few short tears in margins, well away from plate.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/9/2004

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