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Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan

Volume 1


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Archaeology

  • Date Published: August 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108017282

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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. Volume 1 focuses on Copán and the indigenous cultures of Central America.

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    • Date Published: August 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108017282
    • length: 472 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • contains: 30 b/w illus. 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Author

    John Lloyd Stephens

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