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A Glimpse at Guatemala, and some notes on the Anciant Monuments of Central America.

MAUDSLAY Anne Cary &; MAUDSLAY Alfred Percival (1899.)

£1500.00  [First Edition]

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First edition. Folding coloured map, 42 uncoloured plates, 2 chromolithographed plates, 21 maps & plans. 4to. Original quarter cloth, extremities rubbed. 290pp. London, John Murray,

Alfred Maudslay was a diplomat, explorer and archaeologist. Having served as consul at Tonga and Samoa, he left the foreign service in order to pursue his interest in archaeology. He travelled to Central America in 1881, arrive at Belize from where he travelled to Guatemala to work among the Mayan ruins. During this time he made six expeditions in total and was the first to desribe Yaxchilan. His archaeological findings were published as Biologia-Central Americana and prints were shown at the 1893 Columbian exhibition in Chicago.Maundslay made a seventh expedition to Guatemala account which included two weeks work for the Peabody Museum and served as a honeymoon for himself, new bride and co-author. This work is an account of the seventh expedition though includes vast amount of achaeological and ethnographic detail. Howgego IV, M38.

Stock Code: 208071