PhotographerWilliam Henry Jackson

CountryUnited States

MediumPhotogravure: Text

VolumeBits of Nature: A Series of Ten Photogravures from Nature

AtelierN.Y. Photogravure Company (New York City)


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Architecture, Cityscape, Foliage, Landscape, Landscape, Mountains, Mexico, Plants


Image Dimensions: 9.9 x 12.5 cm (Japan tissue)
Support Dimensions: 25.3 x 30.5 cm | thin, manilla leaf

Yucatan was published as a photogravure in the July, 1890 issue of Sun & Shade: plate VII: whole #23.


Known by the alternate title of A Glimpse of Guanajuato, Mexico, this landscape study of cactus by Jackson dates to as early as 1886, when it was published as a large photograph in the November 13, 1886 issue of the American periodical Harper’s Weekly.


Photographic credit for Jackson’s Denver firm is located inside the lower margin border. At left, the title A Glimpse of Guanajuato, Mexico can be deciphered and at far right is etched more faintly: W.H. Jackson & Co., Denver CO.

Today, the Mexican state of Guanajuato is located in North-Central Mexico. It is bordered by the states of Jalisco to the west, Zacatecas to the northeast, San Luis Potosí to the north, Querétaro to the east and Michoacán to the south. (Wikipedia: accessed: 2012)


slight foxing to plate margin