Nebel, View of Xalapa, Mexico


Carl Nebel.  “Vista de Jalapa.”  From “Picturesque and Archeological Voyage over the Most Intriguing Part of the Mexican Republic.”  Lemercier, Paris: ca. 1836-39.   9 1/4 x 13 1/4.  Lithograph.  Full original hand color.    Very good condition.


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Carl Nebel was a German engineer, architect and artist who is known for his drawings of Mexican landscapes and architecture and his contemporary scenes of the battles of the Mexican American War.   After studying in Europe, Nebel became a resident of Mexico from 1829 to 1834, becoming one of the first artists to record the ancient ruins of the country, producing his important portfolio of hand-colored lithographs upon his return to Europe.  When completed this publication totaled fifty hand colored lithographs, which are are not only accurate, but are beautifully drawn and superbly produced.