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[Place of publication not identified]: [publisher not identified], [approximately 1890-1900]


Digital Facsimile

Title from cover.

Date range from bookseller Salomon Rosenthal.

Plate 1 colored.

Former owner Eduard Georg Seler (December 5, 1849 - November 23, 1922) was a prominent German anthropologist, ethnohistorian, linguist, epigrapher, academic and Americanist scholar, who made extensive contributions in these fields towards the study of pre-Columbian era cultures in the Americas. He is most renowned for his foundational studies concerning the ethnography, documents and history of Mesoamerican cultures, for which he is regarded as one of the most influential Mesoamericanist scholars active around the turn of the 20th century.

Original black and white images from the pre-Columbian constructions in Mitla. Photographs most likely by Charles Betts Waite (according to bookseller Salomon Rosenthal: album was bought by Salomon Rosenthal from an antiques dealer based in Germany).

Images on each side of leaf.

Some images signed: E.S. propiedad, or Mitla / E.S. propiedad, lower left or right corner.



Spanish, English


Zapotec architecture -- Pictorial works; Zapotec Indians -- Antiquities; Mitla Site (Mexico) -- Pictorial works; San Pablo Villa de Mitla (Mexico) -- Pictorial works