Detail View: JCB Archive of Early American Images: [Moctezuma greets Cortés]

Accession number: 
Record number: 
JCB call number: 
F706 A111n
Image title: 
[Moctezuma greets Cortés]
Place image published: 
Image publisher: 
[Pieter van der Aa]
Image date: 
Image function: 
fold-out plate; vol. 9, [part 1], following p. 30
Image dimension height: 
12.6 cm.
Image dimension width: 
16.5 cm.
Page dimension height: 
17.3 cm.
Page dimension width: 
21.4 cm.
Materials medium: 
Materials support: 
Hernán Cortés and a native American king or greet each other in a Mexican city. Cortés's men ride horses while the native American is carried in a chair and attended by his retinue. Includes canopy, dwellings, feathered headdresses, and horse.
Source Title: 
Naaukeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en land-reysen na Oost en West-Indiën ... zedert het jaar 1519 tot 1521
Source place of publication: 
In het ligt gegeven te Leyden [Leiden]
Source publisher: 
Door Pieter Vander Aa, boekverkoper in de St. Pieters Koor-steeg, in Plato.
Source date: 
Text discusses the meeting between Cortés and the Aztec emperor. Moctezuma [Montezuma] II (reigned 1502-1520) was the son of Axayácatl and the great grandson of Moctezuma I. He surrendered to the Spanish in 1520. This image follows the special title page for Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas, Heldhaftige reys-togten, te land door Ferdinand Cortes, in Nieuw-Spanje ... , Leyden, 1707. This collection of voyages consists of 127 parts, each having a special title page, separate pagination, and register. The voyages covering the period from 1246 to 1696 are arranged chronologically.
Time Period: 
Acquired before 1849.
Owner and copyright: 
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
Subject Area: 
Artifacts, industry, and human activities
Subject headings: 
Indians of Mexico--First contact with Europeans
Subject headings: 
Mexico--History--Conquest, 1519-1540