Feb 04, 2016 - Sale 2404

Sale 2404 - Lot 318

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
(MEXICO.) Riva Palacio, Vicente. Memoria presentada al Congreso de la Union por el Secretario de Estado y del Despacho de Fomento, Colonizacion, Industria y Comercio de la República Mexicana. 7 folding maps, 13 plates, and 17 mounted albumen photographs bound in. [3], 6-558, [3] pages. Large 4to, contemporary 1/2 red polished sheep, minor wear; minor foxing, slight warping to the photograph mounts, one photograph detached, short tears at stubs to a few plates; name of early owner Jesus Medina embossed on backstrip, Lucien Goldschmidt dealer description laid in. Mexico, 1877

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A comprehensive report on Mexican public works. The photographs are believed to be by Ignacio Molina, and depict railroad construction, a monument to Columbus, a drainage tunnel in Tequixquiac, a canal, an observatory and more. An appendix explains that the photographs were used for scientific interest as a less expensive alternative to lithography. Goldschmidt & Naef, Truthful Lens 136; Palau 269849.