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1663 TITLE PAGE PICTURE

Early landlords of Pre-America1663 Title Page Picture with great detail of the early landlords of Pre-American figures and a frame view of a harbor town. Decorative elements include a hemisphere, a ship in the harbor, European soldiers, fortifications.

ERUPTION OF POPOCATEPETL AND IZTACCÍHUALTL VOLCANO (MEXICO) MONTANUS

The engraving shows one of the first representations we have of the eruption of Popocatepetl volcano and nearby, Iztaccíhualtl located in central Mexico, which in Nahuatl (Mexican ancient language) means “smoking mountain ‘. These volcanoes near the ancient Aztec ancient capital, was on the route followed by the Spanish troops to reach it, the so-called “Paso de Cortes”. We can see in the engraving also honoring indigenous military appointments. At the bottom, like text on the reverse side of the

America : being the latest, and most accurate description of the New World

2. America : being the latest, and most accurate description of the New World : containing the original of the inhabitants, and the remarkable voyages thither : the conquest of the vast empires of Mexico and Peru, and other large provinces and territories, with the several European plantations in those parts : also their cities, fortresses, towns, temples, mountains, and rivers : their habits, customs, manners, and religions : their plants, beasts, birds, and serpents : with an appendix containing,

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