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Detailed late 19th century folding map of Argentina on contemporary linen in original case.

Place/Date: Buenos Aires / 1888
$200.
Title: Nuevo Mapa de la República Argentina Publicado por Ángel Estrada y Cía.
Technique
Chromolithograph
Dimensions
60 x 87 cm (23.6 x 34.3 in)
Identifier
NL-00774
Coloring
Original color
Condition Rating
VG+

Description

This is a detailed political and geographical map of Argentina with a large inset of the city of Buenos Aires and its environs. It was published during an era of general political crisis in the country. In 1888, Miguel Juárez Celman became president after controversial former army general and president Julio Argentino Roca was constitutionally disqualified from re-election. Celman attempted to reduce Roca’s control over the political scene, which earned him his predecessor’s opposition. Roca led a great opposition movement against Celman, which coupled with the devastating effects that the Long Depression had on the Argentine economy, allowed the Civic opposition party to start a coup d’état which would be later known as the Revolution of the Park. The Revolution was led by the three main leaders of the Civic Union, Leandro Alem, former president Bartolomé Mitre and moderate socialist Juan B. Justo. Though it failed in its main goals, the revolution forced Juárez Celman’s resignation and marked the decline of the Generation of ’80.

Cartographer(s)

Ángel de Estrada

Ángel de Estrada (Buenos Aires, 1840-1918) was an Argentine businessman and politician and founder. In 1869, he founded Editorial Estrada, an Argentine publishing house specializing in educational books and children’s and youth literature.

Carlos Beyer

Carlos Beyer was a Buenos Aires-based engineer active in the second half of the 19th century.

Condition Description

Minor wear and age toning along the folds.

References

BnF Identifier: ark:/12148/btv1b53060590p

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