Record number 06/439
Author Amador De Los Rios, José, 1818 - 1878
TitleMonumentos Arquitectónicos De España. Primeros Monumentos Religiosos Del Arte Mahometano, En Toledo. Mezquitas Llamadas Del Santo Cristo De La Luz Y De Las Tornerías: Por El Exmo. E Illmo. Señor Don José Amador De Los Rios, Individuo De Número De Las Reales Academias De La Historia Y De Bellas Artes De San Fernando, Catedrático Del Doctorado Y Decano De La Facultad De Filosofía Y Letras En La Universidad Central, Inspector General De Instruccion Pública.
ImprintMadrid:: Publícase á expensas del Estado, bajo la inspeccion de la Real Academia De Bellas Artes de San Fernando. Editor: El Excmo. Señor Don José Gil Dorregaray., MDCCCLXXVII., Imprenta De T. Fortanet Y Calcografía Nacional.
Physical Description[2], iii, [1], 44, [4] p., [4] pl.: illus.; 750 mm.
Physical Description NoteThe plates do not carry numbers but are assigned numbers I - IV in the Índice.
Content Format Note[T.p.] - Primeros Monumentos ... Introduccion - [Text] - Primeros Monumentos ... Índice De Esta Monografía - [Plates].
Summary NoteSome copies have bound in the paper cover of this cuaderno, of which the title reads, 'Monumentos Arquitectónicos De España. Publicados de Rl. Orden y por disposicion del Ministerio de Fomento. Cuaderno No.'

Titles are in Spanish. The text is in Spanish and French in parallel.

The text is in four parts, describing, 1. the Umayyad mosque next to the gate of Bab al-Mardum, built in Toledo ca. 1000 (which became in 1187 the Ermita Del Santo Cristo De La Luz); 2. the 12th-century wall-paintings on Christian subjects found in the building in 1871; 3. the former mosque in the Casa de Las Tornerías; 4. towers of Mudejar style in Toledo. The two-storey façade, internal arcades, multi-lobed arches, blind arcades of interlocking horseshoe arches on the south-west front and the nine ribbed vaults in the ceiling of the Bab al-Mardum mosque all echo the structure of al-Hakam's extension of the Great Mosque of Córdoba. The structure of the Tornerías mosque in turn echoes that of the mosque of Bab al-Mardum; but its ribbed vaults are reduced almost to a decorative pattern prefiguring those of the muqarnas.

The plates are captioned and show: [1] plan, sections and capitals of the former mosque or Ermita Del Cristo De La Luz; [2] its Christian wall-paintings; [3] plans and sections of the mosque of Las Tornerías and its Roman foundations; [4] elevations of the exterior of the mosque of Cristo De La Luz and of various church-towers of Toledo. In-text illustrations consist of a title-page vignette, a view of the exterior arch of the mosque, two decorative headpieces and two decorative initials.

Plate [2] and all in-text illustrations apart from the title-page vignette are printed in color.
Responsibility NotePlates [1, 3, 4] are signed as drawn by J. Picon, and as engraved by D. Martinez, E. Stüler or E. Buxó; plate [2] as drawn by R. Amador de los Rios and M. Lopez Sanchez and engraved and chromolithographed by F.P. Baquero and M. Fuster.

Plates [1, 3, 4] carry the name of the printer, the 'Calcografia De La Impta. Nl.'; plate [2] carries that of the lithographic printer, J. Ma. Mateu, Madrid.

The title-page vignette is signed as drawn by F. Madrazo and engraved by D. Martinez; the in-text illustration on page 9 is signed 'E.A.' (i.e. E. Ancelet?); other decorations are unsigned. The first decorated initial carries the imprint of the 'Calcog. De La Imp. Nl.'
SubjectArchitecture, Arab - Monuments, Arab - Architecture details - Mosques - Churches - Towers - Spain - Castilla La Mancha - Toledo - Mosque of Bab al-Mardum - Mezquita Del Santo Cristo De La Luz - Mezquita De Las Tornerías - History
Christian art and symbolism
Mural painting and decoration - Churches - Spain - Castilla La Mancha - Toledo - History - 12th century
Art history - Plans - Sections - Elevations - Spain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Chromolithographs - Lithographs - Colour printing - Spain - 19th century
ReferencesJ. Sainz Rodríguez, Biografía de Amador de los Rios (1907).
Copy NoteThe paper cover is inscribed in ink with the words, 'Tom. V', and with the number '27' after the printed words 'Cuaderno No.'
Binding Note19th-century quarter brown calf, red cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'Monumentos Arquitectónicos De España - Tom. V. - Mezquitas Llamadas Del Santo Cristo De La Luz Y De Las Tornerías - Iglesia De Santiago Del Arrabal En Toledo - Puerta Antigua De Bisagra En Toledo - Mosaico De Galatea En Elche - Iglesia De San Miguel De Linio &c' and 'R.A.' Bound with others.
Variant TitlePrimeros Monumentos Religiosos Del Arte Mahometano, En Toledo
Mezquitas Llamadas Del Santo Cristo De La Luz Y De Las Tornerías
Contributors Gil Dorregaray, José, 1882
Fortanet, T., fl. ca. 1876 - 1878?, printer
Madrazo Y Küntz, Federico de, 1815 - 1894, draughtsman
Stüler, E., fl. ca. 1876 - 1878?, engraver
Baquero, F. Perez, fl. ca. 1877 - 1878?, engraver
Martinez, D., fl. ca. 1877 - 1878?, engraver
Picon, J., fl. ca. 1877?, draughtsman
Amador De Los Rios, Rodrigo, 1843 - 1917, draughtsman
Lopez Sanchez, M., fl. ca. 1877?, draughtsman
Fuster, M., fl. ca. 1877?, lithographer
Buxó, Esteban, fl. 1859 - 1905, engraver
Mateu, J. Ma., fl. ca. 1876 - 1898, lithographic printer
Ancelet, E., fl. ca. 1877 - 1878?, engraver
Spain. Ministerio De Fomento
Spain. Imprenta Y Calcografía Nacional. printer
Spain. Ministerio De Fomento. publisher
Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando (Madrid). publisher
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