Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan

Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan

by John Lloyd Stephens
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Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan by John Lloyd Stephens

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 Copán, 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 2 focuses on Palenque, Uxmal and other Mayan sites.

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ISBN-13: 9781108017299
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/26/2010
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Archaeology Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 550
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.50(d)

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Incidents of travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
jagsed More than 1 year ago
the must-have book to start learning about the Mayan people
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