Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol 1

Incidents of Travel in Yucatan Vol Volume of volume set Classic exploration of jungles of Yucatan looking for evidences of Maya civilization Extensive accounts of Maya sites as well as of Yucatan folkways manners dress

  • Title: Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol 1
  • Author: John Lloyd Stephens Frederick Catherwood
  • ISBN: 9780486209265
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Paperback
  • Volume 1 of 2 volume set Classic 1843 exploration of jungles of Yucatan, looking for evidences of Maya civilization Extensive accounts of 44 Maya sites as well as of Yucatan folkways, manners, dress, ceremonies, amusements all of which makes this a great travel book Total in set 127 engravings 1 map.

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    1. John Lloyd Stephens Frederick Catherwood

      panamarailroad stephenJohn Lloyd Stephens was the son of Benjamin Stephens, one of the oldest inhabitants of New York his mother was a daughter of Judge Lloyd, of Monmouth county, New Jersey The future traveller was brought up and educated in the city of New York He received his classical education at the schools of Mr Boyle and Mr Joseph Nelson, the blind teacher, from the latter of which he entered Columbia College at the early age of 13 He entered low in his class, but left at its head He remained four years in college, where he was a general favorite with his fellows On graduating, he entered the office of Daniel Lord, as a student at law He remained in his office about a year, and then entered the Law School, at Litchfield, Conn at that time under the charge of the late Judge Gould Here he remained a year, and on his return to the city of New York entered the office of George W Strong as a student at law, where he remained until admitted to the practice of the law On his return from Litchfield his early taste for travelling developed itself.In company with a cousin, of about the same age with himself he projected a visit to a sister of his mother s residing in Arkansas, at that time almost terra incognita After making their visit, instead of returning home, as at first contemplated, it was determined to go to New Orleans They accordingly descended the Mississippi in flat boats, at that time the only mode of conveyance on its waters After an absence of some months, he returned home by sea, from New Orleans and resumed his study of law.At the end of his novitiate he entered upon the practice of the law, at which he continued for about eight years but he never felt or exhibited much ardor or zeal in the pursuit of this profession During that period he took a somewhat active interest in politics, united himself to the Democratic party, and became a sort of pet speaker at Tammany Hall He always advocated the doctrine of free trade, and was strongly opposed to all monopolies Owing, perhaps, to his public speaking, he contracted a disease of the throat, which bid fair soon to break up his constitution His physician happening to hint at a voyage, he seized upon it immediately, and hastened to carry it into effect He embarked in the autumn of 1834, in the packet Charlemagne, for Havre, and landing on the coast of England, went up to London, and from thence crossed to France Thence he visited Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Russia, returning by the way of Poland and Germany to France On his return to France from the North of Europe, and when his family expected to hear of his embarkation for home, he suddenly took passage on board a steamer at Marseilles for Egypt, by the way of Malta He landed at Alexandria, visited Cairo, ascended the Nile as far as Thebes.He returned home in the latter part of 1836 Prior to his return, some of his letters written from Scio, in Greece, and other places, were published, by the request of his friends, in a magazine, edited by Mr Charles F Hoffman, and were generally copied in the papers of the day In 1837 he published his first work, entitled, Incidents of Travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea and the Holy Land This was followed, in 1838, by Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland In 1839, he was recommended to Governor Seward for the appointment of Agent of this State to visit Holland, for the purpose of collecting records of our colonial history but, being opposed by the Whigs in the legislature, he did not receive the nomination About that time Mr Van Buren, being then President, gave him the appointment of Special Ambassador to Central America, for the, purpose of negotiating a treaty with that country On his return to the United States he prepared a third work, entitled, Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan it appeared in June 1841 While on this mission his attention was fir

    396 thoughts on “Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol 1”

    1. It takes a lot for me to give a book five stars. I'd give this one six, if I could. First, however, let me state that this book isn't for everyone. I read it because, as a student of Maya history for 25 years, it's required. I should have read it sooner. It's the true story of two men who traveled through the Maya world in 1840 and brought their information back to the masses. I believe that we care today because of the passion they had for the ruins all those years ago.After visiting some of th [...]

    2. John Stevens and Frederick Catherwood's travels in the Maya lands became famous as soon as they were published in the mid-1850s. These travel stories intrigued readers with their detailed descriptions of exotic landscapes and enigmatic people. Stevens (US) was the writer and Catherwood (Great Britan) the illustrator. Together they created books of enduring fascination and brought ancient Maya culture to the attention of the world. This spurred an onslaught of adventurers and explorers who wanted [...]

    3. This book (and vol. 2) is a classic of its type -- the Victorian travel account. Stephens was in fact the American ambassador to Central America. But because the region was convulsed by revolution he spent a lot of time traveling around in search of someone to submit his credentials to. And, for want of any official duties, he was able to indulge his mania for Mayan ruins. British artist Frederick Catherwood traveled with him and captured some of the most iconic images we have of Mayan bas-relie [...]

    4. This is travel, the old way. I recommend this book for the modern traveler who is serious about chronicling his adventures. While the methods are old, the author's techniques are easily adapted to our modern times with a camera and journal. This is for the traveler who takes the time to meet the people, as opposed to rushing through a series of exhibits and/or cultural sites. Of course this is really only possible when one has the luxury of time. I expect to chronicle as such on my next solo mot [...]

    5. I had the good fortune to visit Uxmal and Palenque in 2015 and Quirigua and Copan in January of 2017 - all are sites visited by Stephens and his artist companion Frederick Catherwood in the 1830s. This book is highly recommended by the Maya archaeologist who conducted the tours. Stephens has a very unadorned style of writing which no doubt explains the popularity of the book since 1841. I have been told that it was second only to the Bible in sales when first published and I can certainly unders [...]

    6. I have always wanted to read John Lloyd Stephens' account of his travels through Central America with artist Frederick Catherwood, whose drawings of the Mayan ruins they "rediscovered" and documented have become iconic. This book is sort of a sequel to Stephens and Catherwood's first book, which covered more territory. That expedition was cut short when Catherwood became ill with malaria while investigating the ancient Mayan city of Uxmal. In this book they return to Uxmal, setting up camp once [...]

    7. BOOKS ABOUT YUCATÁN: The best book of any kind about the Yucatán Peninsula, and it's more than 150 years old. This is the book that made the Maya ruins of the region famous to the world. John Lloyd Stephens, a lawyer who found fame as a writer, wrote a series of travel books, including two about his travels in Central America and Mexico. I think his earlier volume, Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatán, is superior to this later volume, but both are probably the most pe [...]

    8. Stephens two books about his early nineteenth century travels to the Yucatan are much cited in studies of the Maya, his speculations about their civilization and Catherwood's illustrations of their monuments and inscriptions being epochal for their accuracy and thoroughness. Planning a trip to what was still the territory of Quintana Roo (NE Yucatan), I read up on the area ahead of time, works by Thompson and Coe leading me to Stephens' groundbreaking chronicle. Despite its age, the narrative re [...]

    9. I picked this up years ago after a trip to Cancun. I recently reread excerpts while I was in Cancun. He provides a great history of the area/ region of Mexico. I enjoyed hearing about the pirate hideaways in the area like Cozumel and Isla Mujeras and reading that "Kankun" was just a den of "moschitos". Certainly takes you somewhere other than the lounge chair at your beachside resort.

    10. Wonderful first-hand TRUE account of the discovery of Mayan ruins. If you haven't seen the ruins, you owe yourself an exciting trip. Book is excellent, perhaps a tad bit dry, but really tells you the story.

    11. Couldn't finish this book. Too much detail in artifacts not enough momemtum to hold my attention. Not quite what I was expecting.

    12. I read the book, then made the trip to the Yucatan and used the book as a guide. Okay, not really as a guide but it was fun to use as a resource.

    13. Travel writing at its best; illustrations by Catherwood unequal.Must read for those interested in Mayan culture.

    14. This is a classic memoir written by one of the first Englishmen to visit the Mayan ruins. It's an enjoyable read, and will especially interest anyone who has traveled in the region.

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