Foods...Gifts of the Americas
[El Monte, CA]: Latin American Village, . First Edition. Large folio (20 x 13 in.) 14 color serigraph images, including title leaf, mounted on 4-ply pebbled tag board [with] 4to, 16 pp. printed beige wrappers, stapled as issued, hole punch to head of spine. Laid in a heavy black paper covered boards portfolio with gilt lettering to front. A very good set of this scarce, and beautiful group of color serigraphs by Arturo Fine, artist for Latin American Village for over 10 years. Uncommon on the market; only 5 copies located in online institutions. Item #21186
These splendid images were intended as visual aids in telling the story of the foods of pre-Columbian races which have become popular throughout the world. These include Avocado from the Chibcha of Columbia; Chocolate from the Aztec of Mexico; Corn from the Maya of Mexico; Lima beans from the Nasca of Peru; Manioc from the Carib of Venezuela-Brazil; Peanuts from the Inca of Peru; Peppers from the Toltec of Mexico; Pineapple from the Tupi-Guarani of Brazil-Paraguay; Potato from the Tiahuanaco of Bolivia-Peru; Pumpkins from the Pueblos of Arizona-New Mexico; Sweet Potato from the Cocle of Panama; Tomatos from the Chimu of Peru; and Vanilla from the Zapotec of Mexico.