Biblioteca Palafoxiana, Puebla Picture: Mucho polvo mucha historia – Check out TripAdvisor A 43,volume library located in the Casa de la Cultura. BibliotecaCEHM “La Biblioteca Palafoxiana” Reseña histórica por Ernesto de la Torre Villar. Del manuscrito a la imprenta, el nacimiento de la librería moderna en la Nueva España. La Biblioteca Palafoxiana (Spanish Edition) – Kindle edition by Amado.

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Inthe Mexican government declared the library a historic monument. I am also interested in history and recently saw a painting done by Pascual Perez born in Puebla in His greatest legacy is a secular one: According to the authors, Perez was one of the most important painters working in the city around the turn of the 18th century. Two levels of bookshelves were built, and a retablo of the Madonna of Trapani by Nino Pisano was acquired.

October 28, at He also held several political offices, including bjblioteca of the viceroy of New Spain in The Catholic Historical Review. The library is also noteworthy for its sheer beauty. May 30, at 6: He was a lover of books, and is quoted as having said.


Founded init was the first public library in colonial Mexico, historoa and is sometimes considered the first in the Americas. This seems to be exactly what Palafox intended. A three-story gold altar at the far end of the room features an oil painting of Virgen of Trapaniwhich is believed to be modeled after the 14th-century sculpture attributed to Italian sculptor Nino Pisano.

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Any additional information you may have on this artist would be greatly appreciated. Retrieved 5 March The Oxford Companion to the Book.

He who succeeds without books is in an inconsolable darkness, on a mountain without company, on a path without a crosierin darkness without a guide.

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Retrieved 27 April By the midth century, the size of the collection necessitated a third level of bookshelves. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2. With warm regards, Howard. Retrieved 19 March Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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Archived from the original PDF on By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The place was so beautiful to visit — and I knew nothing about it at the time we were there.


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On 6 SeptemberPalafox y Mendoza donated 5, [4] of his own items to the Colegio de San Juan—which was founded by him—on the condition that they be made available to the general public. The Biblioteca Palafoxiana has more than 41, books and manuscripts, ranging from the 15th to the 20th century. This entry was posted on Monday, May 30th, at 1: Agnes, histkria colleges of St.

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