Highest quality moveable type fine books on Mesoamerican topics.
G U A T E M A L A
A M E R I C A C E N T R A L
LIBROS SAN CRISTOBAL
THE MESOAMERICAN FINE PRESS
FOUNDED IN 1990
Initial funding provided by
THE KREBS FOUNDATION
THE MUSEUMS OF NEW MEXICO
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Libros San Cristobal La Antigua is a small hand bindery and press located in the Aldea Santiago Zamora, Sacatepequez, Guatemala in Central America dedicated to the elaboration and publication of small hand printed and hand bound limited editions on subjects related to Mesoamerica. The press has been in existance for more then twenty years. Capacitating kaqchiquel artisians. Topics range from one of a kind artists books, indigenous poetry, textiles and the ancient arts of the maya civilation. The press has promoted local artist and artistians in its production of the fine limited editions. The work of Guillermo Maldonado a master of xylography has been featured in many of the editions. Available are the following editions. U CAYIBAL ATZIAK, LOS ANCIENT CERMONIAL HACHAS, HUESO DE LA TERRA, ATLAS GUATEMALTECO 1832, PROSA DE ANTIGUA.
hand illuminated images from the edition of ANCIENT CEREMONIAL HACHAS OF SOUTHERN MESOAMERICA
detail from THE VILLAGE CHURCH FACADES OF SANTIAGO DE GUATEMALA 1524-1773, the buggered edition
Xylography by Guillermo Maldonado
Image of text and engravings from the edition of PROSA DE ANTIGUA
The editions of
LIBROS SAN CRISTOBAL LA ANTIGUA
are represented in the following collections;
University of Texas
Southern Methodist University
University of Pennsylvania
Library of Congress, United States of America
University of Kansas
University of California
University of Florida
Oxford University, England
Universidad Del Valle, Guatemala
J.P. Morgan Library
Founded and created by Christopher Beisel and Grove Oholendt, Libros San Cristobal is a fine press located in Guatemala. We craft limited edition books with movable type as well as original artwork, book binding, fine book restoration, engravings, boxes and cases.
Libros San Cristobal Fine Press: Limited Edition Books and Original Art. Located in Santiago Zamora, Sacatepequez, Guatemala.
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