|Two scenes of Aztec history before the Conquistadors|
Theodore de Bry.
Frankfurt: Matthäus Merian, 1635. Itzcoatl, fourth emperor of the Aztecs, ruled from c.1427 to 1440, and extended Aztec rule by warring with the Tecpanecas of Coyoacán. One scene shows Itzcoatl entering at the head of an army; the other shows the men of Coyoacán humiliating Aztecs by forcing them to don women's clothes, trying to provoke war.
First issued in the 1590s by De Bry, this sheet was published by his son-in-law and successor, Matthäus Merian.