A Perfect Red

A Perfect Red

A Perfect Red recounts the colorful history of cochineal, a legendary red dye that was once one of the world's most precious commodities. Treasured by the ancient Mexicans, cochineal was sold in the great Aztec marketplaces, where it attracted the attention of the Spanish conquistadors in 1519. Shipped to Europe, the dye created a sensation, producing the brightest, strongest red the world had ever seen. Soon Spain's cochineal monopoly was worth a fortune.

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Publisher: HarperCollins (October 06, 2009)

Parent ISBN: 9780060522766

Page count: 352 pages

File size: 811 KB

Language: English


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