Mexico: Callejon De Santa Ines, 1899. Quarto. Item #027215
776 pages, with the 3 large folding maps including one of the Valley of Mexico, another of Mexico City and of the Country itself. The expansion of Mexico City in the period between 1870 and 1920 came from the incredible technolgical innovation when Mexico City became the financial and service center of the country. As Garza Merodio notes the rapid expansion of the railroad was followed by a water supply that enabled the superstructure to facilitate progress. These vast improvements are detailed by black and white photographs showing hundreds of businesses with addresses (many which have ceased to exist but dominate the literature of the early 20th Century. It show the railways, trams as well as a complete directory of for business and homes. One of the truly indispensible references on Mexico City as it was a major turning point. Bound in red cloth lettered and decorated in black and gilt,, spine lettered and decorated in black and gilt, light soiling to covers. text clean and bright without foxing. A very heavy book. Shipping cost will be more than the standard cost outside the US. (book weight 5.7 lbs).