Antique Print-HERNAN CORTES-SPAIN-MEXICO-NATIVE WOMEN-Prevost-Baquoy-Cochin-1750

Price: € 112,50

Subject: Plate : 'Marina et autres femmes donnees a Cortez'. This plate shows Hernan Cortes (1485-1547), the Spanish conqueror of Mexico, and some of his soldiers being presented with the gift of several native virgins somewhere on the Mexican coast.
Condition: Good. General age-related toning and light staining/soiling from handling as visible on image. Small spot in the image. Irregular edges as issued. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Copperplate engraving / etching on a verge type of hand laid paper. Original folds.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 39 x 26 cm. The image size is ca. 28 x 20 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 15,4 x 10,2 inch. The image size is ca. 11 x 7,9 inch.
Part Number: 48173
Location: DP-E3-27
Description: This print originates from Prevost's 'Histoire Generale des Voyages' (Paris 1746-1759).

Artists and Engravers: Engraved by C. Baquoy after Cochin. Charles-Nicolas II Cochin (1715-1790) was a French designer, engraver, writer and art critic. Pierre Charles Baquoy (1759 - 1829) was a French painter and engraver, known for depictions of famous historical characters. Antoine Francois Prevost d'Exiles (1697-1763), usually known simply as the Abbe Prevost, was a French author and novelist.