Braun&Hogenberg: Mexiko and Cusco
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Mexico - Cusco
"Mexico, Regia et Celebris Hispaniae Novae Civitas." "Cusco, Regni Peru in Nova Orbe Casut"
Two cities in South America on one sheet, an early city map of the capital of Mexico "Mexico" and of the capital of Peru "Cusco".
Original coloured copper engraving from a German edition of the city book "Beschreibung und Contrafactur der vornemsten Stät der Welt" by Braun and Hogenberg. Cologne about 1574.
Mexico and Cusco are the only two cities of the New World/ America which were illustrated in this work.
Print size: each view: 27 x 24 cm
Very nice impression and colours, margins a little bit trimmed, typical centrefold, at the back some restored parts which are not visible at the front side, some stains alongside the white margins, old hand writing with brown ink at the bottom margin, in terms of the age still in very good condition!