This panoramic view of the city shows the Plaza de Mayo and its surrounding quarters looking eastwards. Prominent landmarks include the Pirámide de Mayo in the centre of the plaza, erected in 1811 on the first anniversary of independence, and the Catedral Metropolitana, the earliest neoclassical building in Buenos Aires. This print is probably the view from the tower of the Cabildo that Kretschmar is known to have produced in 1836, which was published in London in 1842. The Cabildo itself is shown in a vignette at the bottom of the print; six of its eleven arches were later destroyed when the Avenida de Mayo was widened.
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