Four printed introductory leaves, including title and plan of the city, followed by 50 leaves, each with a mounted original photographic print (approx. 4 1/2" x 6 1/2") and printed caption, documenting in brilliantly composed and printed images the architecture of the city, with most photos showing colonial buildings and their details in the well-preserved center of the city. Large 4to. Contents loose as issued in cloth-covered boards portfolio with printed label mounted on front cover as published. Mexico City (The Author) 1944. 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, etc. As of February 2014 WorldCat locates only 2 copies of this work in North American libraries. (Inventory #: 47766)
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