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The Plateau of Herveo, Ruiz, Tolima, Santa Isabel, and Great Crater, Province of Córdova
This watercolor by Henry Price (1819–63) depicts a plateau and volcanic mountains, with Nevado del Ruiz, also known as the Mesa de Herveo, on the right, and Tolima and Santa Isabel seen in the distance. Men in colorful ponchos are surveying the area. Price labels the scene as located in the province of Córdova; other sources identify it as in the province of Mariquita, about 130 kilometers west of Bogotá. Price was a British painter and musician who was one of the draftsmen of the Comisión Corográfica (Chorographic Commission ...
Entrance to Bogotá through San Victorino, Province of Bogotá
This watercolor by Manuel María Paz (1820–1902) depicts the San Victorino entrance to Bogotá. In the background, as identified by the caption on the painting, are the snow-capped peaks of Tolima, Quindío, Santa Isabel, Ruíz, and Mesa de Herveo. San Victorino was already a well-developed route out to the west of the city in the 18th century. The scene shows people of different social classes, oxen, carriages and carts, and men on horseback. The watercolor is typical of Paz’s work, which captured the diversity of the population of ...