Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan Volume 1

By: John Lloyd Stephens (Author)

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John Lloyd Stephens (1805 1852) was an American politician, explorer and writer who is renowned for his pioneering research into the ancient Maya civilisation of Central America. In 1839 Stephens was appointed a Special Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Central America (modern Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador). First published in 1841, this two-volume work is an account of his travels in 1839 and 1840, visiting and recording ancient Mayan sites. Stephens describes Cop n, Palenque and forty-two other ancient sites and includes over fifty illustrations drawn by his travelling companion Frederick Catherwood (1799 1854), a professional architect. Although earlier accounts of Mayan ruins had been published, Stephens' vivid descriptions and Catherwood's meticulous drawings were far more detailed and accurate than previous reports, and kindled Victorian interest in the ancient Maya civilisation. Volume 1 focuses on Cop n and the indigenous cultures of Central America.

Title: Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan Volume 1

Author Name: John Lloyd Stephens (Author)

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Publisher: U.S.A., Cambridge University Press: 2010

ISBN Number: 1108017282

ISBN Number 13: 9781108017282

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Good

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Description: Good condition. Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan Volume 1 By John Lloyd Stephens (Author) Product Details Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Archaeology Paperback: 472 pages Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Reissue edition (August 26, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 1108017282 ISBN-13: 9781108017282 Product Dimensions: 1 x 8.4 x 5.4 inches

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