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Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan (1854)

Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan

Portrait and page v: Wood-engraved "Portrait of Mr. Stephens" after a daguerrotype,

John Lloyd Stephens (1805–1852)
Frederick Catherwood (1799–1854), illustrator
Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan
London: Arthur Hall, Virtue & Co., 1854

Stephens’s account of his travels was reprinted over and over again. This London edition, produced just two years after his death, includes a biography of him by his collaborator, Catherwood, which discusses his life post-Maya exploration. Back in New York, Stephens formed the American Ocean Steam Navigation Company and then traveled to Panama to build a railway across the isthmus from the Atlantic to Pacific Oceans. Catherwood joined him there to work on the project, but both suffered from tropical illnesses. Stephens died in New York in autumn 1852.

Presented by George E. and Melinda Y. Stuart
Rare Book Collection Stuart F1432 .S83 1854