View of Mexico City


“Veduta del Messico.”  [Mexico City.]  From Giulio Ferrario’s Il Costume Antico e Moderno.   Florence: Vincenzo Batelli, 1827.  4 1/8 x 6 1/2.   4 1/8 x 6 1/2.  Aquatint by Verico.  Original hand color. Very good condition.

Categories: ,


Giulio Ferrario was founder of the Societá tipografica de’ classici italiani and served as the director of the Braidense National Library in Milan.  Beginning in 1821, he issued a multi-volume work on theAncient and Modern Costumes: The history of the government, the militia, the religion, the arts and sciences, and the customs of all people ancient and modern.”  This included a number of excellent, rare views of America based on various artists.  .  This image shows Mexico City probably from the late 18th century as viewed from a nearby hill side.