The Interview of Cortes and Motezuma in the City of Mexico. Vol. 2 Page. 97.1. Motezuma in his Royal Robes. 2. Cortes puting a rich Collar about the neck of Motezuma. 3. The Chair and Canopy of Motezuma. 4. The Guard that attended Cortes.
Copper Engraving. Plate 222 x 337mm. 8¾ x 13¼". Late. Very slight foxing.
On November 8, 1519, Montezuma (c.1466-1520) met Hernán Cortés (1485-1547) on the causeway leading into Tenochtitlan and the two leaders exchanged gifts. Montezuma gave Cortés the gift of an Aztec calendar, one disc of crafted gold and another of silver. Cortés later melted these down for their material value.
Mayer 'México Ilustrado': p:93.
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