JCB Archive of Early American Images
JCB call number:
B691 S687hp / 1-SIZE
[View of Mexico City]
Place image published:
fold-out plate; following p. 272
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View of Mexico City or Tenochtitlán showing the various islands, aqueduct, and causeways or bridges which linked the city. Also includes soldiers on horseback (perhaps invading Spaniards?). Items in the image are lettered for identification in table at bottom.
Solís, Antonio de, 1610-1686
[Historia de la conquista de Mexico. French] Histoire de la conquête du Mexique ou de la Nouvelle Espagne
Source place of publication:
Chez Robert Pepie, ruë Saint Jacques, à l'Image S. Basile, au dessus de la Fontaine S. Severin
The city is depicted as the artist imagined Tenochtitlan was before (or as ?) Europeans arrived, with European-type houses and churches.
Cf. Kagan, R.L. Urban Images of the Hispanic World, Fig. 4.25, p. 92-93
Acquired in 1868.
Owner and copyright:
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
Artifacts, industry, and human activities
Geography, maps, city views and plans
Mexico City (Mexico)--Description and travel