The most interesting part of Mexico, by Carl Nebel 1836.

Traditional Mexican costume. Rancheros clothing. Carl Nebel. El Hacendero et son majordome
El Hacendero et son majordome.

Mexico by Carl Nebel 1836

Voyage pittoresque et archéologique dans la partie la plus intéressante du Mexique by Carl Nebel 1836. Lithograph by Frédéric Lehnert.

Picturesque and archaeological journey through the most interesting part of Mexico by Carl Nebel 1836.

Mexican-American War by George Wilkins Kendall. Drawings by Carl Nebel

The War Between the United States and Mexico Illustrated, embracing pictorial drawings of all the principal conflicts, by Carl Nebel, with a description of each battle, by George Wilkins Kendall.  Published by: D. Appleton & Company, New York, 1851

Carl Nebel 1805-1855 was a German engineer, architect and artist. He was known for his precise images of Mexican landscapes and his depictions of the Mexican-American War. He studied in Hamburg and Paris and then went to America for a few years.

In 1836 he published in Paris an illustrated description of Mexico where he had lived from 1829 to 1834. The preface to his book, Voyage dans la partie Archaeological pittoresque et la plus intéressante du Mexique, Alexander von Humboldt wrote.

Related: Our islands and their people as seen with camera and pencil by José de Olivares (1899). Keywords: United States, American colonialism. Philippine–American War. Spanish–American War.

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Further readings:

  • Encyclopedia of Media and Propaganda in Wartime America [2 volumes]
  • Carl Nebel, XIX Century Itinerant Painter, Bilingual edition: Spanish/English)
  • The Mexican-American War, 1846-1848 (Men-At-Arms Series, 56)
  • The Mexican-American War by Oscar De La Hoya
  • A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent (Simon & Schuster America Collection)

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