"Prision de Guatimozin Emperador de Mejico",
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.
There is some foxing in the margins and title, with a few light spots within the image.