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Six Views of the Most Important Towns, and Mining Districts, upon the Table Land of Mexico

Published 1829
Authors Ward, Emily Elizabeth; Ward, Henry George
Illustrator Pye, John
Title Six Views of the Most Important Towns, and Mining Districts, upon the Table Land of Mexico. Drawn by Mrs. H. G. Ward, and Engraved by Mr. Pye. With a Statistical Account of Each.
Publisher’s imprint London: Henry Colburn, New Burlington Street. MDCCCXXIX [1829].
Printer’s colophon London: Printed by S. and R. Bentley, Dorset Street, Fleet Street.
Format obl. 2o; 1 vol.: pp. [6]; 6 plates with letterpress
Sources Abbey no. 668; lst Google; NSTC 2W5044
Copy inspected BL AX3/0026
Notes

1) Sir Henry George Ward wrote the letterpress to accompany his wife's drawings; in the description of plate 4 (Catorce), he refers to 'the first edition of my Work on Mexico', i.e. Mexico in 1827, also published with Colburn in 1828 (a second edition appeared in 1829). In her turn, Emily Elizabeth Ward provided plates for Mexico in 1827, duly acknowledged by her husband in his preface: 'The drawings were all taken on the spot; many of them under circumstances which would have discouraged most persons from making the attempt, as fatigue and a burning sun often combined to render it unpleasant. I mention this in justice to Mrs. Ward, whose name, in conformity to custom, appears upon the plates, for all of which I am indebted to her pencil' (xiv).

Genre View book
BTW record no. BTW1193
Region Mexico

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