Exploring Colonial Mexico©
FOR CENTURIES, explorers, adventurers, artists, naturalists and archeologists have recorded their experiences of work and travel in Yucatan: Bernal Díaz del Castillo, Bishop Diego de Landa, John Lloyd Stephens and Désiré Charnay among many others.
Their vivid memoirs give us historic insights into the attitudes of the past, document how conditions have changed over time, and help to illuminate the present in this exotic tropical region of Mayan Mexico.
Now, for the first time, a broad and varied selection of these classic writings have been excerpted and collected in one volume to entertain and enlighten today's traveler to Yucatan. The selections are organized geographically around the major Mayan sites and regions of the Yucatan peninsula, from Campeche on the Gulf coast to the Caribbean coast of Quintana Roo and its Maya hinterland.
The narratives are accompanied
by numerous historical and new illustrations, including several
by Richard Perry, who also selected and edited the anthology.
Essential reading for
the armchair and active traveler along the Ruta Maya.
With maps, glossary & full index.
320 pages 6"x 9"
Now available direct from Espadaña Press. Order online or from your favorite book dealer.
List of Authors:
|Channing Arnold||Frans Blom||Peter Canby|
|Désiré Charnay||Antonio de Ciudad Real||James Cook|
|Bernal Díaz del Castillo||Macduff Everton||David Freidel|
|Thomas Gann||Richard Halliburton||Diego de Landa|
|Tomás De La Torre||Augustus & Alice Le Plongeon||Teobert Maler|
|Gregory Mason||Alfred & Ann Maudslay||Henry Mercer|
|William Miller||Arthur Morelet||Sylvanus Morley|
|Earl & Anne Morris||Benjamin Norman||Frederick Albion Ober|
|Michel Peissel||Richard & Rosalind Perry||Nelson Reed|
|Phillips Russell||Juan Cueva Santillán||Robert Stacy-Judd|
|John Lloyd Stephens||Edward Thompson||J. Eric Thompson|
|Alfonso Villa Rojas||Jean-Frédéric Waldeck||Wilhelm, Prince of Sweden|