Antique print dated 1895.
The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.
In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.
Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a
gold frame, your choice. RtW.230.
Entitled – Mexico. The Cathedral.
Below the picture an inscription reads:
Mexico. – The Cathedral of Mexico, or Church of the Asuncion de Maria Santissima, stands on the north side of the Plaza de la Constitucion, or Plaza Mayor.
This edifice was begun in 1573 and finally dedicated in 1667.
The towers, however, which are 218ft. high, were not completed until 1791.
The Cathedral is 425ft. long from north to south, 200ft. wide, and 180ft. high.
The interior has an imposing effect, in spite of its huge and incongruous modern altars and the wooden flooring.
Altogether, there are about 125 churches in the city.
The centre of the Plaza Mayor is occupied by the pretty Zocalo Garden; and on the east side stands the huge Palacio Nacional, which is 675ft. long, and behind which stands the National Museum, entered through the Calle de Moneda.
The most valuable and interesting collection in this museum are the Mexican antiquities from Yucatan, including the famous Aztec Sacrificial Stone and the Aztec Calendar.
The curious floating gardens near the villages of Santa Anita and Ixtacalaco are reached by the Viga Canal, leading to the south from the city for two or three miles.
They are now small pieces of ground, separated by narrow canals and used for growing vegetables.
The two magnificent snow-capped volcanoes of Popocatepetl (17,780ft.) and Ixtaccihuatl (16,060ft.) are the conspicuous features in the environment of Mexico.
The former of these mountains is sometimes ascended from the Holy City of Ameca Meca, on the Inter-oceanic Railway, the trip taking two or three days.
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