Lot 223 of 576:
Stephens' Incidents of Travel in Yucatan  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$360
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Incidents of Travel in Yucatan

Author:
Stephens, John L.

Place:
New York

Publisher:
Harper & Brothers

Date:
1848

Description:

2 volumes. xii, [9]-459; xvi, [9]-478 pp. Numerous engraved plates including 2 folding frontispiece panoramas, plus folding map. (8vo) original full embossed morocco, red leather spine labels. Later Printing, first published in 1843.

Following Stephens' publication of Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan in 1841, he set out 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.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Rubbed, lacking rear free endpapers; foxing, a few plates with tears and/or repairs; good.


 
Item number:
269420
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