CERCANIAS DE BARACOA Y MODO DE VIAJAR DE SUS NATURALES. ISLA DE CUBA.

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Frederico Mialhe


Cercanias de Baracoa y modo de viajar de sus naturales. Isla de Cuba.

Chromolithograph, c. 1853.
Image size 7 1/2 x 10 1/4" (185 x 260 mm) including blue border.
Good condition and color.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 57593
Price: $265.00
Publisher : Published by Bernardo May & Co., Berlin and Havana.
Plate 21 from "Album Pintoresco de la Isla de Cuba." Mialhe’s important Cuban views created “the image which the enlightened public of the nineteenth century had of Cuba,” writes Cueto. In addition to highly detailed city views, Isla de Cuba includes scenes depicting everyday Cuban life, such as tobacco cultivation, dancing, vending, even a cockfight. Bernardo May, the publisher of this issue, was a Havana merchant who pirated Mialhe’s work by sending the artist’s images to Berlin to be lithographed. Then May sold the lithographs in Cuba at prices below Mialhe’s own. 18th-19th Century Subjects , Town Views - Central & South America, and the West Indies , Cuba

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