JCB Archive of Early American Images
JCB call number:
H550 R184n / 1-SIZE (copy 2)
[Temple at Temistitan or Mexico City]
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plate; vol. 3, leaf 
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Temple or pyramid with two towers.
Ramusio, Giovanni Battista, 1485-1557
[Navigazioni e viaggi. Volume 3] Terzo volume delle Navigationi et viaggi nel quale si contengono le nauigationi al Mondo Nuouo
Source place of publication:
In Venetia [Venice]
Nella Stamperia de Giunti
M D LVI 
The major temple at Mexico City, called Tenochtitlan by Aztecs (also called Temistitan by Europeans in the sixteenth century), was surmounted by two sanctuaries--the one on the left dedicated to Tlaloc (the god of rain), the one on the right to Huitzilopochtli (the god of the sun and war). The wood blocks used to create this edition of Ramusio's Navigationi et viaggi were destroyed in a fire in 1557. Later editions used illustrations which seem similar but were made from new wood blocks.
Acquired in 1906.
Owner and copyright:
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
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