Auction 110, Lot 249

"[Lot of 3] The City of Mexico [and] The Great Temple of Mexico [and] [Untitled - Vicinity of Mexico City]",

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1723 (dated)

Publication: History of the Conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards

Color: Black & White

See Description

Three engraved bird's-eye views of Mexico City from de Solis' History of the Conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards. The first is a finely rendered view of the city with its surrounding lake, 10.5" x 7.5". The second is a detailed view of a temple with numerous figures and human sacrifices taking place at the top, 10.2" x 7.7". The last is a beautifully rendered and engraved view of the area around Mexico City and its lake with a legend identifying eleven important locations, 20" x 8.6".


Condition: A

All are beautiful, dark impressions on thick hand laid paper. Folding as issued. All with one or more narrow margins, as issued.

Estimate: $80 - $120

Sold for: $130

Closed on 3/2/2005