Fernando Cortes And Princess Marina In Mexico
24.5 x 15.5 cm (9.5 x 6.3 inches)
Marina, (La Malinche) was a Mexican woman involved in the Spanish conquest of the Aztecs, acting as an interpreter, advisor and lover to Cortés. She gave birth to his son, Martin, considered one of the first people of mixed European and indigenous American ancestry. Today, La Malinche remains an icon of mixed feeling: the embodiment of treachery; a victim; and the symbolic mother of the new Mexican people.
This finely detailed original hand coloured engraving was made in Paris in 1843 for a work by Captain Gabriel-Pierre Lafond and illustrates people from remote and exotic lands in an era of travel and exploration.
It is a genuine antique, not a reproduction and is in very good condition.
This is a steel plate engraving, on medium weight paper with the image on one side and it is blank on the reverse side. The paper is a creamy tone, slightly darker at the edge.
|Paper Size||24.5 x 15.5 cm (9.5 x 6.3 inches)|
|Size Category||11 to 20 cm [4 to 8 inches]|