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Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan (Volume 2) (original 1841; edition 1969)

by John L. Stephens (Author)

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Title:Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan (Volume 2)
Authors:John L. Stephens (Author)
Info:Dover Publications (1969), Edition: New impression, 504 pages
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Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan, Volume 2 by John L. Stephens (1841)



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John Stephens was an American diplomat sent by the U.S. government in the 1840s to establish contact with the people of Central America and Southern Mexico, and in many cases was the first white visitor to explore major Mayan ruins such as Tikal, Copan, Chichen Itza and Uxmal. It's fascinating to compare life in the region today with how it was 150 years ago, and to identify the remnants of it that still survive. Accompanied by sublime engravings of the Mayan ruins made by Frederick Catherwood, a British artist who accompanied Stephens on his travels. ( )
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"Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan" is a work often published in two volumes. "Incidents of Travel in Yucatan" is a different work, also often published in two volumes. Many copies have not been catalogued accurately. Please DO NOT combine in haste. When in doubt, refer to the ISBN. Do not combine different ISBNs under the same work.
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Stephens' two expeditions to Mexico and Central America in 1839 and 1841 yielded the first solid information on the culture of the Maya Indians. The books in this two-volume set relate his archeological discoveries and exploration of ruined cities, monuments, and temples with penetrating and exciting narrative. Remarkably realistic illustrations by Frederick Catherwood double the appeal of the books.

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