Artist Interpretations of the Conquest of Mexico
A famous Mexican artist’s (Diaz del Castillo, Bernal) interpretive illustrations on the discovery and conquest of Mexico, 1517–1521. This edition of this classic text was limited to 1500 copies printed by Loera y Chávez, edited by Harry Block and illustrated by Miguel Covarrubias; it is signed on the colophon page by all three. The text is an abridgment of Maudsley’s 1908 translation, which in turn is based on Genaro García’s 1904 publication of the text from the original manuscript. The book was published for theLimited Editions Club, Bibliography of the Fine Books Published by The Limited Editions Club, 1929–1985, 207, and includes 6 full-page, 12 half-page, and 28 in-text color illustrations, plus one double-page color map all by Covarrubias.
Colonialism / Diaspora
This collection features objects related to human colonization and displacement.