Cambridge, MA: 1912. Photogravure. brown ink ; 36 x 44 cm [plate size]
Original photogravure produced in Boston by John Andrew & Son Plate from the large format portfolio series , on hand-made Van Gelder, printed by John Andrew & Son, each plate margin with printed title, date, and plate number, also with Curtis' copyright and printers' credit;
each plate impress: approx. 16 3/4 x 14 or 12 1/4 x 17 1/2 in; sheets: 22 x 18 in or the reverse.
"San Xavier del Bac is one of the most beautiful of the old Southwestern mission churches. The mission was founded in 1692; the construction of the present church was commenced in 1783 and finished fourteen years later. It has recently been repaired, and is in a good state of preservation."
The North American Indian (1907-1930) v.02, The Pima. The Papago. The Qahatika. The Mohave. The Yuma. The Maricopa. The Walapai. The Havasupai. The Apache-Mohave, or Yavapai ([Seattle] : E.S. Curtis ; [Cambridge, Mass. : The University Press], 1908), plate no. 52. Item #51-2083