[Chicago? ca. 1899]. 31,pp. Original printed wrappers. Light wear to wrappers; light toning internally. Very good. Item #1903
A fascinating, late 19th-century promotional for the American owned and operated Hacienda de Coahuayula, in the Mexican state of Michoacan, near Coalcoman. The work contains extensive descriptions and photographs of the land and its use, with a particular emphasis on coffee, sugar, tobacco, and cattle. Also discussed are plans for staple crops such as cotton, rice, and corn, as well as chocolate and rubber. With numerous reproductions of photographs, many depicting native farm laborers and local scenes, and a simple line map on the final page that shows the location of the hacienda and its many impending rail connections. Quite scarce, we locate copies at Delaware, Berkeley, UT Arlington, and SMU.