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Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan

by CATHERWOOD, Frederick

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Catherwood's Landmark "Views of Ancient Monuments" CATHERWOOD, Frederick. Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan. New York: Bartlett and Welford, 1844. First edition, one of three-hundred copies. Folio (21 x 14 1/4 inches; 533 x 361 mm.) [2], 24 pp. With the chromolithographed title by Owen Jones, lithographed map, twenty-six lithographs on twenty-five plates, and original paper guards. Publishers quarter green morocco over green cloth. Front board and spine lettered in gilt. Minor dampstain to upper right margin of title page and first four plates, not affecting image. Some moderate foxing to first five plates, but after that, foxing is light. Edges and corners of boards slightly chipped. Covers with a few spots and some light soiling. Back board with a few scratches. Overall a very good copy. Catherwood's Views of Ancient Monuments is very rare at market. The work comprises Catherwood's selection of the best and most interesting views of ancient Mesoamerican ruins, transferred to stone by some of the foremost lithographers of their day. The work was published in both New York (by Bartlett and Welford) and London, and originally priced at 5 pounds for an uncolored edition as this. English architect and artist Frederick Catherwood (1799-1854) accompanied American explorer John Lloyd Stephens (1805-1852) on two journeys totaling more than 3,000 miles to forty-four archaeological sites in Honduras, Guatemala, and the Yucatan between 1839 and 1841. Stephens himself published two very successful accounts of the travels in 1841 and 1843 (both two volumes, octavo, with plates after Catherwood). Hill 263. Palau 50290. Sabin 11520. Tooley 133. HBS 64902. $42,500
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