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Journal of a Residence and Tour in the Republic of Mexico in the Year 1826

Journal of a Residence and Tour in the Republic of Mexico in the Year 1826
With Some Account of the Mines of that Country
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Latin American Studies

  • Date Published: July 2014
  • availability: Out of stock in print form with no current plan to reprint
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108070935

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  • The British naval officer George Francis Lyon (1795–1832) survived extremes of African heat and Arctic cold during his colourful career. Remembered chiefly for the engaging journals he kept, and for his watercolours of the Arctic, he was fascinated by the indigenous peoples of the lands he explored, notably being tattooed by Inuit and eating raw caribou and seal meat with them. In 1826 he sailed to Mexico, then recovering from its war of independence, to serve as a commissioner for an English mining company. His vivid and often entertaining two-volume account of his experiences was published in 1828. Volume 1 includes an account of the mines and miners of Zacatecas, as well as miscellaneous other observations. In Volume 2, Lyon encounters notorious bandits outside Guadalajara, ponders the potential navigation of rivers for commercial shipping, and writes of a visit to the Guadalajara theatre.

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    • Date Published: July 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108070935
    • length: 650 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.83kg
    • availability: Out of stock in print form with no current plan to reprint
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Arrival at Tampico
    2. Journey from Las Tamaulipas to San Luis Potosi
    3. Village of Veta Grande
    4. Account of the mines and miners of Zacatecas
    5. From Zacatecas to Bolanos
    6. Mines of Bolanos. Volume 2:
    7. Route from Bolanos to Guadalaxara
    8. Departure from Guadalaxara
    9. Entrance to Mexico
    10. Leave Mexico
    11. Departure from Real del Monte
    12. General account of the inhabitants

  • Author

    G. F. Lyon

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