Title:Legajo sobre construcion una iglesia parroquial en la villa dela Encarnación
File on construction of a parish church in the village of Encarnación
Creator/Contributor:Costansó, Miguel, architect,, signer.
Creator/Contributor:Ugarte y Loyola, Jacobo, -1798, signer.
Official file containing the architectural plans and related documents for the construction of a parish church in Encarnación,
Mexico. Two documents are signed by the architect, Miguel Costansó, one is signed by Jacobo Ugarte y Loyola, the Intendant
of Guadalajara, and the rest are signed by various officials. Includes 4 folded architectural drawings (53 x 33 cm or smaller)
depicting the floor plan, front elevation, side elevation, and foundation with columns. It is unclear who made the drawings
but they are of a very experienced and professional hand and may be those of the architect, Miguel Costansó. The last document
in the file, dated 1792, is an admonition of the parish priest of Encarnación, who began construction on the church in 1791
before the plans were completed, and he is ordered to complete the building in alignment with the new neoclassical standards
for church construction. Also includes an unrelated leather flap binding from an earlier date (1741) that had been used to
house the file.
Catholic church buildings -- Mexico -- Encarnación de Díaz -- Designs and plans
Church architecture -- Mexico -- Encarnación de Díaz -- Designs and plans
Catholic church buildings -- Mexico -- Encarnación de Díaz -- Design and construction
Church architecture -- Mexico -- Encarnación de Díaz
Catholic church buildings -- Mexico -- Encarnación de Díaz -- Pictorial works
Church architecture -- Mexico -- Encarnación de Díaz -- Pictorial works
Encarnación de Díaz (Mexico) -- Church history
Title transcribed from first leaf.
Legajo sobre construcion una iglesia parroquial en la villa dela Encarnación, BANC MSS 2017/152, The Bancroft Library, University
of California, Berkeley.
Purchase from Howard Karno Books; 2017.
Miguel Costansó (1741-1814), original name Miquel Constançó, was a Catalan engineer, cartographer and cosmographer. He joined
the expedition of exploration of Alta California led by Gaspar de Portolá and Junípero Serra, serving aboard ship as cartographer
and on land as engineer.
Flap bindings (Binding)
1 (12 4 drawings ; 32 x 22 cm
BANC MSS 2017/152 box 1
BANC MSS 2017/152