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Ramusio, Giovanni Battista
"Mexico" (title in map). Orig. woodcut from G. B. Ramusio's Terzo volume delle Navigationi et viaggi, published in Venice by Stamperia de Giunti, 1556. 27,5:17,5 cm.
Bird's eye view of Mexico City, showing the dam that regulated water level, causeways, the templo mayor, outlying villages such as Atacuba, Calmacam, Iztapalapa, and settlements on islands. Built environment includes Montezuma's zoo and gardens, the source of the city's water, boats, and dwellings. - Rare 1st state of this woodcut.