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Auction 98, Lot 223

"Vetus Mexico", Montanus/Ogilby

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1671 (circa)


Color: Black & White

13.5 x 11 inches
34.3 x 27.9 cm
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Panoramic view of the city of Mexico at the time of the Spanish conquest. The city is built in the middle of a large lake with bridges connecting it to the surrounding countryside. In the foreground numerous native and Spanish activities are depicted along the road. Major buildings are identified in a key at left.


Condition: B

Centerfold damage with old repair. Small tear at top repaired with archival tape.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $100

Closed on 3/6/2002