1875 Woodcut Tree Triste Noche Cortes Tenochtitlan Aztec Montezuma XGMA8
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This is an original 1875 monochrome woodcut of "Tree of Triste Noche." This tree, a huge and gnarled cypress, is held as a monument to Spanish conquest. It marks the point where Hernán Cortés and his army of Spanish conquistadors paused on the night of June 30, 1520 on their escape from the capital of Tenochtitlan. Following the death of Montezuma, the Aztec King whom the Spanish were holding hostage, Cortes and his men were forced to fight their way out of the capital at great cost in both lives and teasure. Roughly a year later, the Spanish would complete their conquest of the indigenous peoples of Mexico.
This 136+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. No creases. No natural defects.No surface rub.No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.
Product Type: Original Woodcut; Monochrome
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
Dimensions: Approximately 4 x 3.75 inches; 10 x 10 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)