Entrada del Paseo Militar (Habana)
"Entrance to the Military Promenade (Havana)" (caption translation). This engraving shows liveried figures of black coachman standing by a carriage, another leading a second carriage and a black man and woman on the Paseo Militar, also known as Paseo del Prado. This promenade was outside the old city walls on the dividing line between Central and Old Havana. José María de Andueza (1809-1865) was a journalist and writer of romantic historical novels. He visited Havana and Cuba’s western provinces in 1825 and 1830. This illustration was made by Frédéric Mialhe (1810-c. 1861), also Federico Mialhe, who was a French landscape painter and draughtsman. He went to Cuba on by invitation of the Real Sociedad Patriótica. He designed three sets of lithographs from 1838 to 1854. The publisher, Bernardo May, claimed ownership of this image and sold them under his own name. For a discussion on the image see Emilio Cueto, Mialhe's Colonial Cuba (Miami: The Historical Association of Southern Florida, 1994), p. 33-34.
Unnumbered plate in José Maria de Andueza, Isla de Cuba pintoresca, histórica, política, literaria, mercantil é industrial recuerdos, apuntes, impresiones de dos epocas (Madrid: Boix, 1841).
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