View of the City and Valley of Mexico, from Tacubaya.
Published by I. [John] Murray, London, 1824.
Aquatint and etching, folding frontispiece to William Bullock's 'Six Months’ Residence and Travels in Mexico'. Sheet 225 x 425mm. 9 x 16¾".
Panoramic view featuring Mexico City and the surrounding topography. William Bullock (c.1773 - 1849), traveller, naturalist, and antiquarian, established the London Museum, also known as the Egyptian Hall or Museum, or Bullock's Museum, at 22 Piccadilly in 1812. His book is an interesting account of a journey in Mexico, illustrated with topographical views and images of indigenous Mexicans. Upon his return to England from an 1822 trip to the country, he advertised an exhibition on Mexico at the Museum. The exhibition catalogue was titled 'Catalogue of the Exhibition, called Modern Mexico; containing a panoramic view of the city, with specimens of the natural history of New Spain ... Now open for public inspection at the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly.'
Abbey Travel: 666, 1. See British Library 1050.k.16. For the book see item Ref: 13338.
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