Morelia en 1934

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Author: Cervantes, Enrique A (1898-1953)

Year: 1944

Publisher: Enrique Cervantes

Place: Mexico City

Description:

four printed introductory leaves, including title and plan of the city, followed by 50 leaves, each with a mounted original photographic print (approximately 6 1/2" x 4 1/2") and printed caption, contents loose as issued in original quarto (11 1/2" x 9") plaid cloth chemise with pictorial paper label to upper board and spine and three cloth ties. First edition.

An excellent visual survey, with artfully printed original photos, of the colonial architecture of Morelia, a city in the Guayangareo Valley in the north central part of the state of Michoacan in central Mexico. Though pre-Hispanic cultures settled the area, no major cities were established in the area prior to the Spanish conquest; a Spanish settlement was established here in 1541 and it became the capital of the colonial province in 1580. The center of the city is remarkably well preserved and many of these photographs document the area and its fine buildings. Images include the Palacio de Gobierno, the Palacio Municipal, the Colegio de San Javier, the Convento de San Agustin, the Convento de Santa Catarina, the Templo de San Jose, numerous views of the Cathedral.

Enrique Cervantes was a well established photographer, historian, bibliophile and researcher in the tradition of Rafael Garcia Granados, Manuel Romero de Terreros and Gerardo Murillo (Dr. Atl). His work focused on the recovery, preservation and dissemination of Mexican architectural past.

Condition:

Spine label chipped, front paper label chipped with traces writing, corners bumped and rubbed, small closed tear to tile leaf, some light edge wear to photographic leaves else about a very good copy of a scare item.

SOLD 2017

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