Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires

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Hand-colored aquatint showing the Plaza de Mayo as seen through the center arch of the Recova
Plaza.
(Facing p. 27.)

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Hand-colored aquatint showing the Plaza de Mayo, with the Cabildo and the pyramid, as pictured through an arch under which three men with horses can be seen carrying various goods. This illustration is described as follows by the author:

This view of the Plaza, or great square of Buenos Ayres, is taken from under the centre arch of the Recova, described in the preceding article, which forms the east side of it. On the north are some good private houses, and the cathedral, part of which is seen. The Cabildo, or town-hall, occupies the west side, having also a piazza. On the south is a range of mean low shops, with a broad pavement in front, on which are hucksters’ stalls, with every kind of small European hardware. It was intended to continue the Recova along this side, so as to form a covered way round three sides of the square, but the plan has not been completed for want of funds.

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