Edited by Gianni Guadalupi. Texts by Paula Kolonitz, Emmanuel Domenech
1994 / 196 PAGES.
The ephemeral Mexican Empire of Maximilian I visited by one of Empress Charlotte’s chaste ladies-in-waiting: the astonishment and giddiness of a Viennese lady in the Tropics.
A crossing towards the wonders and obstacles of the Atlantic Ocean, a voyage filled with astonishment, hope and joy. From Miramare to Mexico, the eyes of Countess Paula Kolonitz (lady-in-waiting to Empress Charlotte), describe Maximilian I’s adventurous expedition into the magnificent landscapes of the new world. A difficult and treacherous path from Veracruz to Mexico City embellished by paintings by a French painter who was part of the emperor’s entourage.