South Side of Veracruz, from the Castle of San Juan de Ulua.
Published by I. [John] Murray, London, 1825.
Aquatint and etching, folding plate to William Bullock's 'Six Months’ Residence and Travels in Mexico'. Sheet 160 x 215mm. 6¼ x 8½".
A prospect of Veracruz, a major port city on the Gulf of Mexico; sailing boats in foreground. 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, 2. See British Library 1050.k.16. For the book see ref: 13338.
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