Late seventeenth century
213 x 550 cm
This side of
the screen shows the streets, aqueducts, houses and public buildings
of Mexico City. This image presents Mexico City as the cornerstone
of the Kingdom of New Spain and testifies to the effectiveness of
local government. To the Mexicans of Spanish descent, this scene
represented the new order their ancestors imposed on the city.
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