Auction 136, Lot 376

"Prision de Guatimozin Emperador de Mejico",

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1854 (published)

Publication: Historia de la Marina Real Espanola

Color: Black & White

17.2 x 11.8 inches
43.7 x 30 cm

This tinted lithograph illustrates the defeat of Cuauhtemoc (aka Guatimozin), the last Aztec emperor of Mexico. He defended Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital, in a four-month siege that left most of the city destroyed. He was captured by Captain Sandoval while retreating across Lake Texcoco with his family and a few survivors, and was later executed by Hernan Cortes. Drawn by Vicente Urrabieta Ortiz and printed by Juan Jose Martinez in Madrid.


Condition: B+

There is some foxing in the margins and title, with a few light spots within the image.

Estimate: $275 - $375


Closed on 6/1/2011