(Mexico: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 1988). 231 pages +. Illustrated from photographs and drawings. 12 1/4 x 9 inches. Brown cloth with pictorial dust jacket. A fine, bright copy. Item #3810
One of 2,000 copies. The Palace of Mines, in Mexico City is one of the masterpieces of Neoclassical architecture in the Americas. It was designed and built between 1797 and 1813 by Manuel Tolsá and housed the Royal School of Mines and Mining of the Royal Court . Later it housed other institutions such as the National University, the School of Engineering, College of Mines and the Physics Institute of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Today it is a museum that belongs to the Faculty of Engineering of the UNAM.