"Vetus Mexico", Montanus, Arnoldus
Period: 1671 (circa)
Publication: De Neiuwe en Onbekende Weereld
Color: Hand Color
14 x 11.3 inches
35.6 x 28.7 cm
Panoramic view of the city of Mexico at the time of the Spanish conquest. The city is built in the middle of a large lake with bridges connecting it to the surrounding countryside. Important buildings are identified with lettered key. In the foreground numerous native and Spanish activities are depicted along the road.
Remnants of brown paper hinge tape on verso.