Like Venice, the Aztec capital city of Tenochtitlán was built on a series of marshy islands, though it was located in a mountain basin rather than a lagoon. This hand-colored woodcut map was the first picture Europeans had of the city, printed in Nuremberg, 1524

Like Venice, the Aztec capital city of Tenochtitlán was built on a series of marshy islands, though it was located in a mountain basin rather than a lagoon. This hand-colored woodcut map was the first picture Europeans had of the city, printed in Nuremberg, 1524

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