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Auction 157, Lot 359

"Description, Situation & Vue de la Ville de Mexique, des Deux Lacs sur Lesquels elle est Batie, du Grand Temple de Cette Ville...", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique...

Color: Hand Color

17.1 x 14.6 inches
43.4 x 37.1 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.

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

Condition: A

A clean and bright example with a crisp impression on watermarked paper. There is minor toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/4/2016