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Album of photographs of Mexico by Abel Briquet, 1880-1890

MS. 23051 photogr. 79

Disbound photographic album of 49 topographic views and portraits from Mexico.


  • Creation: 1880-1890


49 items

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Spanish; Castilian

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MS. 23051 photogr. 79

Former reference:

Wilson Centre Accession Number: 84:0365; Wilson Centre Accession Number 2: TC 034

Biographical / Historical

Abel Briquet founded a photographic printing company around 1854. He taught photography at the French military academy in Saint-Cyr. In 1876, he was commissioned to document the construction of the Mexican National Railway.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased at California book auction USA, 28/06/1981, lot 153

Physical Facet

POP prints from wet collodion plate negatives; albumen prints

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom