Artist Miguel Covarrubias, Mexican, 1907 - 1957
Author Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Spanish, 1496 - 1584
  • The Discovery and Conquest of Mexico, 1517-1521
Date 1942
Medium color illustrations on laid paper with marbled sheepskin binding
Credit Line Gift of Barbara Wojcik
Accession Number 2020.95
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed, in red ink, on colophon: R. Loera C | Miguel Covarrubias | Harry Block
Marks Marked, watermark on title page: Eagle on prickly pear cactus devouring a bird, with letters below: COVARRUBIAS
1942, purchased by Albert Wojcik;
by inheritence, to his daughter, Barbara Wojcik (1935-2020);
2020-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)