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Description, Situations et Vue de la Ville de Mexique, des deux lacs sur lesquels elle est batie, du grand temple de cette ville, des sacrifices d'Hommes qu'on y faisoit, de l'Idole des Mexicains, de leurs Jeux Divertis.


In the upper part of this fascinating sheet from Volume Six of Chatelain's Atlas Historique, maps of central Mexico and of the "Lake of Mexico" flank a view of the "Great Temple of Mexico." Below, surrounded by descriptive text, are three scenes of pre- and post-conquest Mexico, all derived from de Bry: a native dance, the idol "Viztzili puztli," and a bird's-eye view of Mexico City.
Item Number: G464
Cartographer: Chatelain
Place & Date: Amsterdam / 1719
Size: 17" x 14 5/8"
Condition: b&w; browning along centerfold; lower part of centerfold split
Price: $215.00