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An instant bestseller when first published in 1841, Stephens' work--along with Catherwood's drawings--continues to draw readers who want to see the ruins of Copan, Quirigua, Palenque, and Uxmal as they first saw them on muleback over 150 years ago. This new edition adds a selection of historical and modern photographs--most never before published. 80 illustrations. Line drawings.
1. Visit to the volcano of Masaya; 2. Beautiful plain; 3. Journey to San Salvador; 4. Contributions; 5. Approach of Carrera's forces; 6. Visit from General Morazon; 7. Ruins of Quirigua; 8. Reception at the Government House; 9. Journey continued; 10. Lake of Atitan; 11. Interior of a convent; 12. Quezaltenango; 13. Journey continued; 14. Comfortable lodgings; 15. Parting; 16. A wild country; 17. Preparations for visiting the ruins; 18. Precautions against the attacks of Moschetoes; 19. A voice from the ruins; 20. Plan of the ruins; 21. Departure from the ruins; 22. Embarcation; 23. Laguna; 24. Journey resumed; 25. Ruins of Uxmal; 26. Exploration finished; 27. Journey to Merida.
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