Mescal Mention + Mexican Typography
Memoria sobre el estado de la agricultura é industria de la república en el año de 1845, presentada al Gobierno Supremo por la dirección de estos ramos en el de 1846
Notes: This agricultural and industrial report covers many topics, including silk, paper, wax, ceramics, cacao, and other crops and natural resources. It also includes a relatively early mention of mezcal (mescal), which is described as an important product in many parts, especially in Jalisco and the Tequila region. José María Castaños's Hacienda de Pugo is identified as the best equipped sugar refinery in the country for both refined sugar and for aguardiente (rum) production.
77 pages plus six large, foldout broadside tables of statistics which are classic examples of mid-19th century Mexican typography, with intricate, decorated borders printed from lead type.
Edition + Condition: Very good in original printed yellow wrappers, with a couple of inches of loss to the spine ends. The fold-out plates are generally very good; a few with tears at the point of attachment.
Publication: Méjico [Mexico City]: Imprenta de J. Lara, 1846.
Item No: #362087