1841 Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan
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First Edition, Folding Maps, Folding Plates, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding
The first UK edition of the work published by John Murray. Published in the US the same year by Harper and Brothers.
In the original publisher's cloth. Scarce.
Volume one with a frontispiece, 24 further illustrations, and a folding map. Volume two with a frontispiece and 42 further illustrations. Collated complete.
John Lloyd Stephens was an American explorer, writer, and diplomat. Stephens was a pivotal figure in the rediscovery of Maya civilization throughout Middle America and in the planning of the Panama railroad. He wrote many books about his travels; this one includes an account of his explorations of Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan, where he visited 44 Mayan sites such as Mayapan, Uxmal, Kabah, the gateway at Labná, Sayil, Xtampak, Chichen Itza, Tulum, and Izamal.
In the publisher's original decorative cloth. Externally generally smart with loss to the head and tail of the spine. Slight bumping to the extremities. The odd mark to the board. Internally firmly bound. Pages generally bright with scattered spotting, heavier to the first and last few pages and the fore edge.
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