Incidents Of Travel In Yucatan; Illustrated by 120 Engravings. John Lloyd Stephens.
Incidents Of Travel In Yucatan; Illustrated by 120 Engravings
Incidents Of Travel In Yucatan; Illustrated by 120 Engravings

Incidents Of Travel In Yucatan; Illustrated by 120 Engravings

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1843. Catherwood, Frederick. First American edition. leather_bound. 459, 478 pages. 22.5 x 14.5 cm. Numerous engraved plates including 2 folding frontispiece panoramas, plus folding map. Frontispiece after Frederick Catherwood. Presents Stephens extended narrative to his "Incidents of Travel in Central America..." describing all 44 ruined cities visited during his travels with Catherwood. His purpose, to undertake a more concentrated examination of the latter region, resulting in the present work. Like his previous effort, the most remarkable aspect of the work is the important series of drawings made by the artist Frederick Catherwood, revealing to the world's eyes the wondrous architecture, statuary, idols, tablets, bas reliefs, and other creations of the ancient Mayan civilization. HILL 1638. SABIN 91299. Bookplate of Sir Francis Scott of Great Barr Hall and inscription dated 1858. Raised bands, spine panels in gilt floral motifs, vine leaf gilt border panels, two leather spine labels. Contemporary full tree calf rebacked with original backstrip laid-down, marbled endpapers and matching edges. Near fine. 2 vols. Item #22942

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