Ancien Mexico. Oud Mexico. [&] Nouveau Mexico. Nieuw Mexico.
[The Hague, c.1760.]
Pair of engravings. Each c. 210 x 290mm (8¼ x 11½"). Binding folds flattened.
Pair of views of the development of Mexico City. The first shows the early Spanish settlement, built after the Conquistadors had destroyed the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan in 1521. The second is a view of the city from the mid-1600s, taken from Montanus, showing the city after the lake had been drained after the terrible floods of 1621. Both views were engraved by Jakob van der Schley for a Dutch edition of Prevost's 'Histoire de Voyages', which reproduced the original illustrations by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin.
[Ref: 33708] £260.00