Auction 115, Lot 317

"Description, Situation & 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: 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. All surrounded by descriptions in French. This example includes the original six pages of French text titled "Seconde Dissertation sur le Mexique, ou la Nouvelle Espagne" still bound with the map.

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

Condition: B

Full, wide margins. Light water stain to lower two-thirds.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/21/2006

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