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Vetus Mexico.

  • ARTIST: Arnoldus Montanus

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Jacob van Meurs, Amsterdam.

  • MEDIUM: Copper plate engraving,

    DATE: 1671.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 11 1/4 x 13 3/4" (285 x 351 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: From Montanus' "De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld: of Beschryving van America". A finely detailed view of the city of Mexico at the time of the Spanish conquest. Constructed on an island in the middle of a large lake, the city is connected to the surrounding countryside by a series of complicated bridges. Important buildings are identified with a lettered key.


  • CONDITION: Good condition. Black & white.