LACANDONES diez dibujos de Edmundo Calderon
Toluca, Mexico, Citlalli 1967, 1st printing, . Ill.: ten prints. Folio,
¶ Calderon was a Mexican artist from Toluca. In 1963 he visited the publisher and art critic Paul Westheim in Mexico City, and showed him ten charcoal drawings of the Lacandon tribe of Mayan Indians, which he had drawn seven years earlier during a visit to Bonampak as an artist member of a private expedition organized in cooperation with the Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History. The ten reproductions of the original charcoal drawings in this portfolio are all signed in the plate and each measures 42 x 32 cm. on stiff card. The text is in Spanish and English, and the subject of each plate is identified. Only 300 copies of this portfolio were produced - our copy is designated no. 151. The stiff card folder shows wear and some soiling. The text pages are somewhat thumbed at the corners. The last six (of eleven) pages show a faint tide mark across the bottom margin, which is more pronounced on the rear inside flap of the folder. There is a miniscule amount of staining to the bottom margin of plates 4, 6, 7, and 9. All plates show minor wear to the edges from handling.
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Keywords: Mexico Indians Chiapas