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The execution of the Inca Emperor Atahuallpa on the stake, ordered by Pizarro. Line engraving with etching after E. Chappel.

  • Chappel, Edouard, 1859-
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Francisco Pizarro (1475-1541) was the Spanish conqueror of Peru. Pizarro used surprise, terror and treachery to exploit the divisions among the Incas, who, at the time, were split over a disputed succession between Atahuallpa and his half-brother, Huescar. On Pizarro's orders the Spaniards suddenly fell on the Incas. Atahuallpa was released, so that he could kill Huescar, then imprisoned again. In 1533, after becoming a Christian, Atahuallpa was strangled and burned

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New York : Henry J. Johnson.

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1 print : line engraving, with stipple and etching ; image 18.4 x 13.7 cm

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Execution of the Inca of Peru by Pizarro from the original painting by Chappel in the possession of the publisher

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Wellcome Library no. 43585i

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