Mexican and South American Rituals, Cannabilism, Human Sacrifice, 1869
Antique engraving showing ancient rituals in Mexico and South America. Fig. 1 shows human sacrifice of the ancient Mexicans. Fig. 2 shows cannibals of the Paraguay forests. Fig. 3 shows cannibals preparing a peculiar beverage. Figures 4-6 show war-dance and execution of captives, and funeral with Tupinambas. Antique bookplate from J.G. Heck's "Iconographic Encyclopaedia of Science, Literature and Art (1869). Sheet measures 9.25 x 11.5". Light toning andsoiling in margins.