John L. Stephens - Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan - 1871

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John L. Stephens - Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan - 1871
Archaeology, History, Illustrated, Travels - Quantity: 2

Original edition in dark-brown cloth bindings with blind stamps, title and author on the spine - Harper & Brothers, 10th (1871) and 12th (1871) editions (first published in 1841) - 424, 474 pp. + 77 engravings, mostly on plates and partly in the text.

“The most extensive journey ever made by a stranger in that peninsula, and contain the account of visits to forty-four ruined cities, or places in which remains or vestiges of ancient population were found.”

Complete with magnificent engravings.

‘John Lloyd Stephens (Shrewsbury (New Jersey), 28 November 1805 - New York, 13 October 1852) was an American explorer, writer, and diplomat. Stephens was a pivotal figure in the rediscovery of Maya civilization throughout Middle America and in the planning of the Panama railway.’

Contents (see pictures of the content pages):
Volume I - 19 chapters, including: Arrival Balize, Puenta Gorda, Canonigo, Earthquake, Zacapa, Chiquimula, Imprisonment-release, Copan, Chimalapa, La Antigua, Guatimala, La Garita, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, etc etc.
Volume II - 27 chapters, including: Volcano of Masaya, San Salvador, Rio Paz, Quiraga, Tecpan Guatimala, Quiche, Quezaltenango, Palenque, Yucatan, Uxmal, Merida, etc. etc.
Appendix.

Condition:
Ex-library marks on spine and endpapers. Cloth of volume 2 partly split at the joint. Good binding threads, good, clean and odourless paper. A beautiful, well-preserved complete set.

Will be sent by registered mail.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
2
Subject
Archaeology, History, Illustrated, Travels
Author/ Illustrator
John L. Stephens
Book Title
Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1871
Edition
Illustrated Edition
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Harper
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Number of pages
898
Dimensions
24×15 cm
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