Rare Oversized Edition!
Decorative pictorial map of Mexico, drawn by Miguel Gómez Medina for Margaret M. Crane and Eugeino Fischgrund.
An exceptional large format pictorial map, marvelously illustrated throughout, emphasizing the history of Mexico.
Medina's vignettes focus on Mexican history and culture. Each of the vignettes shows scenes of the founding of Mexico, the conquest of Mexico by Cortes, Mexican independence, and cultural events such as a rodeo, a bull-fight, and the national dance. A cartouche in the upper right corner contains a quote from William Prescott stating the splendor and importance of Mexico to the Spanish empire.
Miguel Gómez Medina was a Mexican illustrator and graphic artist and perhaps the most significant Mexican proponent of the Golden Age of Pictorial Mapmaking. Medina was a versatile artist capable of work in a variety of different styles, including Jo Mora and Lucien Boucher.
Eugenio Fischgrund was a publisher in Mexico City of graphic works which showcased Mexican art and folklore, especially regional costumes. Fischgrund was a member of the Acción Democrática Internacional (International Democratic Action) and owner of the publishing house Editorial de Arte, located at Isabel La Catolica, 30-205, Mexico City.
The present example is the elephant folio edition. The map was also issued a much smaller 20 x 15 inch size.