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Publisher: GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.
Title: [Human sacrifice. Aztec.]
Published in: Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633
   
Size: 6.4 x 7.6 inches.
16.2 x 19.2 cm.
Colouring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: Copper plate engraving on text sheet. Paper toned as usual, some staining to margins. Good margins. Size of sheet : 345 x 212 mm.
German text and on verso. Lower left corner missing, not affecting engraving. White tape to lower right, bottom margin, and lower left margin, just into text.

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On sacrificial days, the Mexicans would take a prisoner up the steps of the ‘Round Hill of Skulls’, where the high-priest, with his feathered head-dress, would place a necklace over his head.
Four men would then lift up the prisoner and break his back over the sacrificial stone. The high-priests would then cut open his chest, pluck out his heart and offer it up to the sun, before throwing it into the idol’s face. After the ceremony, the corpse was left to roll down the steps.

In 1631 Johann Ludwig Gottfried, inherited the Theodor De Bry’s publishing firm, among the illustrated accounts of the expeditions of Magellan, Columbus, Vespucci, Cortes, Balboa, Raleigh, Drake, Smith, and many others.
Gottfried issued together with Matthaeus Merian a one-volume condensation "Newe Welt Vnd Americanische Historien/ Jnhaltende Warhafftige vnd volkommene Beschreibungen Aller West-Jndianischen Landschafften..." that used many of the original copper plates and supplemented them with new ones of more recent voyages. The book was published by Matthaeus Merian. The work was reprinted in 1655 / 1657.

More about Johann Ludwig Gottfried. [+]
Reference: www.history-engraved.org/ Mexico 079



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