1895 Print over 100 years old Puebla from Cathedral (also available unframed)

£65.95

3 in stock

Description

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.228.

Entitled – Puebla. View from the Cathedral.  

Below the picture an inscription reads:

Puebla. – This is the capital of a State of the same name, and contains about 110,000 inhabitants.

Puebla was founded in 1531, and is one of the most attrative cities in the country, the characteristic feature being the use of glazed and coloured tiles in external and internal decoration.

The cathedral dates from the year 1636, and is inferior only to that of Mexico in size and importance, while its interior is much more richly decorated.

The traveller’s attention is specially drawn to the onyx decorations, the marquetrie work, and the handsome altars and tapestries.

Puebla Cathedral is 323ft. long by 101ft. wide, with an interior height of 80ft., the whole being surmounted by a fine dome and a tower containing eighteen bells, one of which weighs more than nine tons.

While at Puebla, the traveller should visit Fort Guadalupe, on the hill where took place the famous battle of Cinco de Mayo in 1862.

The fort commands a magnificent view, including the stupendous mountains, Popocatepetl, Ixtaccihuatl, Orizaba, and Malintzi.

About eight miles to the west of Puebla is Cholula, a little town of 5,000 inhabitants, with some interesting churches and the famous pyramid of Cholula, an artificial mound of sun-dried brick and clay, 204ft. high, with a base about 1,000ft. square.

It is built in terraces, three of which are distinctly recognisable.

The summit consists of a platform, 165ft. square, and crowned by the church of Nuestra Senora de Los Remedios, which is reached by a winding stone-paved road, ending in a flight of steps.

A branch of the Inter-oceanic Railway of Mexico runs through Atlixco, near Cholula, a town beautifully situated in the heart of a rich agricultural district, and justly celebrated for its famous springs.

If you buy an item and then see it relisted this is because we occasionally have more than one available, each page is
original and not a photocopy.

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