[Maximilian, Emperor of Mexiko (1832-1867)]. "Armée Mexicaine 1".

N. p., fl. 1885.

German manuscript on paper in form of leporello with 10 mounted pencil drawings coloured by hand. Contemporary cloth with gilt stamped title on board. 8vo.


Album with uniforms of the Austrian volunteer corps in Mexico under emperor Maximilian I of Habsburg. The drawings are artistically simple, but quite detailed, and show officers (including Hussars and Uhlans), medics and musicians, almost all of them in their typical uniform with red trousers and blue jackets. Under each drawing there is a brief handwritten description of the military rank; the landscape scenes are (different than the characters) not watercolored.

From the library of Castle Hachenburg in the Westerwald; somewhat spotty; joints with tears; rubbed and scuffed; Textblock loose.

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