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First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. , viii, 424; vii-[x], -474; folding map, 68 engraved plates (2 double-page) and plans; original brown cloth with gilt stamped covers and spines. Describes Stephens' extensive travels in Guatemala, Costa Rica, and the Yucatan. Included are detailed descriptions and illustrations by English artist and architect, Frederick Catherwood. Includes the first accurate map of the Yucatan, the first illustrations of Mayan sites, the first descriptions of 44 ruined sites, and the first publication of Juan Perez's A True Exposition of the Method Used by the Indians for Computing Time. Sabin 91297. Condition: Poor. Text block reasonably tight, but light to heavy foxing throughout. Prior owners’ inked names on front flyleaves. Covers worn with substantial edge-wear; Spines detached, but laid in -- with numerous tears and chips. Priced accordingly.