Mexico City: Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, 1951. First Edition. First printing. Massive, thick quarto. Blue cloth hardcover; dustjacket; xix,970pp; illus; four fold-out plates, three in color. Slight discoloration to cloth at margins; bottom corners bumped; jacket slightly worn and faded; still a tight, sound, and attractive copy, Very Good.
An authoritative and scholarly survey of Mexican pre-Columbian architecture, including measured drawings and hundreds of photographs. Marquina (1888-1981), trained as an architect, was considered the dean of Mexican pre-Columbian archaeologists, and this book his magnum opus. Text entirely in Spanish.