Record number 06/490
Author Amador De Los Rios, José, 1818 - 1878
TitleMonumentos Arquitectónicos De España. Monumentos Mahometanos: Estilo Mauritano. Puerta Antigua De Bisagra, En Toledo; 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, Etc.
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], 3, [3] p., [1] pl.: [2] illus.; 749 mm.
Content Format Note[T.p.] - [Text] - Monumentos ... Índice De Esta Monografía - [Plate].
Summary NoteSome copies have the paper cover bound in; 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; but the text is in Spanish and French in parallel.

The text describes the Puerta Vieja de Bisagra in Toledo, built as the main passage for commercial traffic during the Arab rule of the city (721-1085). Its ground-plan and the shape of its arch have been taken to indicate 10th-century construction. Its design was possibly influenced by that of structures at Córdoba.

The plate shows a view, elevation, plans and sections of the gate. In-text illustrations consist of a title-page vignette and decorated initial.

The initial is printed in color.
Responsibility NoteThe plate is signed as drawn by F. Ruiz and Joaquin Calvo and engraved by E. Ancelet.

It carries the imprint of the 'Calcografia De La Impta. Nl.'

The title-page vignette is signed as drawn by F. Madrazo and engraved by D. Martinez; the decorated initial is unsigned.
SubjectArchitecture, Arab - Monuments, Arab - City gates - Gate Towers - Military buildings - Spain - Castilla La Mancha - Toledo - Puerta De Bisagra - History
Art history - Views - Plans - Sections - Elevations - Spain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Spain - 19th century
ReferencesJ. Sainz Rodríguez, Biografía de Amador de los Rios (1907).
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 TitleMonumentos Mahometanos: Estilo Mauritano
Puerta Antigua De Bisagra, En Toledo
Contributors Gil Dorregaray, José, 1882
Fortanet, T., fl. ca. 1876 - 1878?, printer
Madrazo Y Küntz, Federico de, 1815 - 1894, draughtsman
Martinez, D., fl. ca. 1877 - 1878?, engraver
Ruiz, F., fl. ca. 1877?, draughtsman
Calvo, Joaquin, fl. ca. 1877?, draughtsman
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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