Auction 133, Lot 300

"[Lot of 5 - Mexico]",

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1738 (dated)

Publication: History of the Conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards…

Color: Black & White

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This collection of copper engravings are from the History of the Conquest of Mexico by Don Antonio de Solis as translated by Thomas Townsend Late Lieutenant Colonel in General Newton's Regiment. Includes:

1) Title Page of The History of the Conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards, (5 x 8"). Some toning along bottom and right side edge. (B+)
2) The Lake of Mexico and Parts Adjacent, (6.3 x 7.8"). This strongly engraved map delineates roads on the lake with Mexico shown at it's center. The lake is spanned by several roads interconnecting other cities as well. Locates Pichquique, Quitlavaca, Culiacau and several others. The map extends to the nearby vicinity to show lakes and mountains and name several other small cities or villages including Talquaj, Cittatepec, Tescatepec, Ottomba, Tepetastac, Curtaleco and several others. Decorative title cartouche features a face. Close trimmed at top as issued. (B+)
3 [Untitled Map], (13 x 7.3"). Darkly engraved map of central Mexico extending to the Bay of Panama and the Darien area. Locates Mexico City on its lake, Merida in the Yucatan, Acapulco and Nicaragua Lake. Many cities located. (B+)
4) [Untitled Engraving], 13.5 x 10.5"). Terrific large engraving depicts Cortez and his troops taking court with Indian royalty in splendid dress. Close margin at left as issued. (B+)
5) Hernan Cortes, by George Vertue, 1724, 5.8 x 10.4". Very boldly engraved portrait skillfully rendered by Vertue. In a circular frame above monument-style title stone. (B+)



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Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $50

Closed on 9/1/2010