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Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan

Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan
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  • Date Published: August 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108017305

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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 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.

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    • Date Published: August 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108017305
    • dimensions: 250 x 325 x 68 mm
    • weight: 1.65kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Departure
    2. Every one for himself
    3. A Canonigo
    4. Purchasing a bridle
    5. An Indian funeral
    6. How to begin
    7. Survey of the ruins
    8. Separation
    9. Chimalapa
    10. Hacienda of Narengo
    11. The Provesor
    12. Party to Mixco
    13. Excursion to La Antigua and the Pacific Ocean
    14. The return
    15. Hunt for a government
    16. Sickness and mutiny
    17. La Garita
    18. Departure for Guatimala
    19. The Flores. Volume 2:
    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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    John Lloyd Stephens

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