Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

El Ferrocarril Mexicano 1877

Mexico City: Cartón y Papel de México, S.A., 1977. Limited edition. Hardcover. 1/2500. Oblong folio. IV, 112, [4]pp. Original green leatherette with gold lettering on spine and front cover. Additional chromolithographic title. Title page in English and Spanish. Decorative initials. Splendid facsimile edition of this work first published in 1877 by Víctor Debray, with Antonio Garcia Cubas writing the text and containing 25 chromolithographic plates by Casimiro Castro. The "Album del Ferrocarril Mexicano, Coleccion de Vistas Pintadas del Naturel (Mexican Railroad Album)" had its beginning 40 years earlier and was intended to commemorate the inauguration of the first railway line that ran from the Mexican port of Veracruz to Mexico City. It depicted views and surrounding landscapes along the route of the railway. Casimiro Castro was a Mexican painter, draftsman and lithographer and is generally considered one of the greatest Mexican landscape artists and lithographers of the 19th century. His work on this album celebrates Mexico as it was undergoing modernization, epitomized by the advent of train transportation. One of 2500 copies of which this is No. 1379. Corners and edges partly rubbed, with minor scuffing. Minor age-toning along paper margin. Text in English and Spanish. Binding in overall good- to good, interior in good+ to very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #37224

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