Item #20837 El Acueducto del Padre Tembleque. Nacho Gomez Arriola.
El Acueducto del Padre Tembleque
El Acueducto del Padre Tembleque

El Acueducto del Padre Tembleque

Guadalajara: Grafica de Comala, 2017. Limited edition. Stiff card wraps. Fine. Item #20837

4½ by 7 inches. (18)pp. Card wraps covered with bright yellow paper nicely printed in black and red by letterpress. Printed letterpress on handmade paper. The fonts are Garamond and Intertype. Illustrated with full page and in text art by Gomez taken directly from the linocut blocks. A fine copy.

One of 50 copies signed and numbered by the author. This is copy No. 44.

This is the story of the famed Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque, constructed between 1553 and 1570 between the Tecajete volcano and Otumba. I covers some territory and ground level, and underground and over ravines and valleys. There are three arcades, 46, 13 and 67 arches. The height of the tallest of the arches is 127 feet (38.75 meters). A marvelous architectural accomplishment by the Franciscan friar, and not a Unesco Heritage Site.

This title is a fine tribute to Tembleque's hydraulic system, finely printed and illustrated.


Price: $150.00

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