IMAGEN DE AMERICA. Prologue Elías Trabulse
Place Published: México
Publisher: Transportación Marítima Mexicana
Date Published: 1996
Condition: (Some scuffing at corners of d.j; o/w v.g.+)
Book Id: 66494
color plates, facs., maps, plus fldg. plates, bibl., chron., illus. map endpapers., color pict. d.j. 13.5"15.5".
UNPRECEDENTED WORK on the image of America as it has appeared in maps, prints, books and original art. Iconographic collection of countless artists, cartographers and travelers who, for 500 years, from Columbus to the late 19th century, set down their perceptions of the New World in art. Much historical research reveals the complex process that transformed a mythical image of America into a scientific one. The images changed from the allegorical to renderings of American natural phenomena resulting from careful research of its fauna and flora. The collection in this books is the culmination of ten years' accumulation of original material and research. Printed outside of commerce. LIMITED EDITION OF 1500 (1200 IN SPANISH AND 300 IN ENGLISH). Spanish language version.