Extremely rare set relating the search for ancient Palenque and Mitla. Jules Didot for the Bureau des antiquités mexicaines, Paris, 1834 (plates, first edition) and 1844 (text, 2nd edition). Two volumes, folio (503 x 355mm). Lithographed title to atlas volume; 166 lithographed plates after drawings by Luciano Castañeda; engraved map (spotting, occasionally heavy, throughout). Text volumes with 526 pages. 19th-century red morocco over marbled boards, top edges gilt (wear to spines and corners). Provenance: Joaquín Cortina Goribar (1906-1991, Mexican historian; bookplate). Complete set of a pioneering work of Meso-American archaeology, mixed edition. Sabin called it "an almost indispensable supplement to Humboldt's Voyage en Amérique, as it contains many interesting discoveries not in the latter work." The first edition is dated 1834 in both volumes, and another edition was published in 1844; mixed sets as here are sometimes found. Brunet I:321; Palau I.85; Sabin 40038. Language: French - Spanish. Relevant subjects: Mexico.
Language: French - Spanish.
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