Dahlgren, Charles B.& Trinidad Garcia; Minas Históricas de la República Mexicana. Revista de las minas descubiertas en los tres ultimos siglos, escrita con datos tomado de las obras de Humboldt, Ward, Burkart, Egloffstein, ... por Charles B. Dahlgren, ... Traducida del inglés por órden de la "Sociedad mexicana de mineria" .. Mexico, 1887. Bound with Los Mineros Mexicanos……by Trinidad Garcia, Mexico, 1895.
Quarto, pp. viii, 242, ii indices, folded maps, folded plans, folded diagrams, & pp. vi, 362, ii indices.
The two works are bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards with gilt spine titles and five gilt spine panels. The binding is tight, wear to boards with spine margins restored. The text is lightly browned, owner’s private stamp on first and last free end sheets. In very good condition.
The first work is Dahlgren’s (1839-1912) privately produced historical survey of the mines of Mexico, translated into Spanish. The information, maps, plans etc. are compiled from the works of Humboldt and others, reports from various mining associations and companies, etc. The maps are quite notable, detailing the various mining regions, and individual mines. The second work is by the prominent Mexican geologist Trinidad Garcia. He provides a detailed overview of the minerals of Mexico.