French School, circa 1890 Calama, Chile
£800 - 1,200
US$ 1,300 - 2,000
Exploration, Travel and Topographical Pictures
London, New Bond Street
21 May 2008 14:00 BST
(n/a) French School, circa 1890
bears inscription 'Calama Prov. d'Atacama Chile, Chemin de l'Inca' verso
watercolour heightened with bodycolour
Calama is located in the middle of the Atacama desert at what used to be the junction of the Inca Road leading to Upper Peru and the Arequipa Copiapo road.
The Atacama is the most arid desert in the world and Calama recorded a 400 year drought up to 1971.
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