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Bellin: Map of Mexico City & Lake Texcoco, 1758

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  • Map Title: 'Carte du Lac de Mexique, et de ses Environs. Lors de le Conqueste des Espagnols Pour servir à l'Histoire Générale des Voyages' A map of Spanish colonial Mexico City on an island in Lake Texcoco, which was a natural lake within the Valley of Mexico. The Aztecs built the city of Tenochtitlan on an island in the lake. The Spaniards built Mexico City over Tenochtitlan. Over time most of the lake was drained, leaving a smaller lake to the east of the city. Almost the entire basin is now occupied by Mexico City.
  • Date Printed: 1758
  • Image Size: Approx 23.0 x 17.0cm, 9.25 x 6.5 inches (Medium)
  • Type: Antique 18th century copperplate map
  • Condition: Good; suitable for framing.
  • Verso: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain
  • Artist/Cartographer/Engraver: Jacques-Nicholas Bellin
  • Provenance: Atlas de "l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", by Antoine François Prévost (the Abbé Prévost)

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  • Condition
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    Bellin: Map of Mexico City & Lake Texcoco, 1758

    Estimate $100 - $125Jun 17, 2017
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