Illustrating Mexico one page at a time-Print Art of José Guadalupe Posada

La noche triste en Tenochtitlán : Biblioteca del Niño Mexicano

Artist: José Guadalupe Posada (Mexican, 1851–1913) Author: Frias, Heriberto, 1870-1925 Biblioteca del Niño Mexicano Cortés, Hernán 1485-1547--Juvenile literature Mexico--History--Conquest, 1519-1540--Juvenile literature Emperor of Mexico Cuauhtemoc 1495?-1525--Juvenile literature Faced with an Aztec revolt against their rule, forces under the Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes fight their way out of Tenochtitlan at the heavy cost. Known to the Spanish as La Noche Triste, or “the Night of Sadness,” many soldiers drowned in Lake Texcoco when the vessel carrying them and Aztec treasures hoarded by CortÝs sank. Montezuma II, the Aztec emperor who had become merely a subject of Cortes in the previous year, was also killed during the struggle; by the Aztecs or the Spanish, it is not known. Chromolithograph on cover designed by José Guadalupe Posada. "Barcelona--Imp. de la Casa Editorial Maucci"--P. 16. Fair academic use only. Posted according to section 108 of title 17 of the United States Code, §201.14: Warnings of copyright for use by individual libraries and archives.
Maucci Hermanos
Exhibit Tags:
Heriberto Frias, Maucci Hermanos, José Guadalupe Posada, Biblioteca del Niño Mexicano, and Panel 2.