Lot 202 of 435:
Posada broadside on S.F. earthquake 1906  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$180
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Espantosisimos Terremotos y Formidable Incendio en San Francisco California!
Author:
Place:
Mexico
Publisher:
Imprenta de Antonio Vanegas Arroyo
Date:
1906
Description:

Broadside, single sheet printed on both sides, text in two columns. With illustration by José Guadalupe Posada. 29x20 cm (11¼x8").

Description of the calamity that befell San Francisco on the 18th of April, 1906, as the earth shook, and then the city burned, with subtext "La ciudad entre las Llamas! - Millares de victimas! - Catastrofe nunca vista!" José Guadalupe Posada, the uncredited artist of the illustration, is best known as a political printmaker and engraver who employed "calaveras" (skulls) in many of his works. No copies are listed in OCLC/WorldCat.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Paper a little toned, a corner with small nick; very good.
 
Item number:
290431
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