Antiquites Mexicaines: Relation des Trois Expeditions du Capitaine Dupaix, Ordonnees en 1805, 1806 et 1807, Pour la Recherche des Antiquitees du Pays, Notamment celles de Mitla et de Palenque
(Archeology - Central America - 19th Century - Maya)

Paris, France: Didot, 1834. F A collection of 94 plates from this volume on Mayan Central American ruins and historical cultural objects, gleaned from the results of three expeditions early in the 19th century with the research credit to Henri Baradere and Luciano Castaneda. 89 plates with color & tinting - archeological sites, artifacts, jungle ruin scenes, Mayan architectural remains; 5 plates in black and white, which illustrated the site plans of several building locations. Plates engraved by Farcy, Delaporte, Robillard, Vitasse after Castaneda; lithographed by Engelmann et Cie & Thierry Freres. Including 31 (of 32) plate from the 1st expedition; 40 (of 40) plates from the 2nd expedition; and plates 1-12 and 19, 20, 36-39 inclusive from the 3rd expedition; this includes an especially attractive double-page plate. With a black and white engraved illustrated title page frontispiece, noting the date and Paris publication; the plate's expedition, number & artist/engraver, in French. Each page with the small oval blindstamp symbol of the Mexican state below the images in the margin. The frontispiece page with the oval stamp of Lehigh University; plate # 1 with their small 'cancelled' stamp dated 1972; no other library markings on the group of plates. Not bound, plates laid between heavy cardstock boards, with the old university call numbers on a small sticker affixed. A large, heavy portfolio, about 11 pounds with the shipping; approx. 14 " 21 " size. Condition: frontis page with foxing, spotting; marginal finger soiling, spotting; one page with semi-circular 'bite' of several inches' loss, outside the plate line; 2 plates at back with hole in the upper margin; last group of about 10 plates with old damp-discoloration at edge, outside the margins; many with edge-wear and chipping, marginal; many of the original loose tissue-guards present; plate colors still very good. Good Hardcover (Item ID: 25209)


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