WALDECK, [Jean] Frederic [Maximilien], Conte de.
Voyage Pittoresque et Archéologique dans la Province d'Yucatan (Amérique Centrale) Pendant les Annees 1834 et 1836...

Published
Paris: Belizard Dufour et Cie; Londres: Chez J. et W. Boone, Bossange Barthes et Lowell. Imp Firman Didot, 1838.
References
Sabin 100994; Brasseur de Bourbourg, Bibl. Mexico-Guatemalienne, p.155; Bobins 824.
Plates
15 + 1
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Value
$25,001-100,000
Ref
5486

Large folio, vignette title, 22 plates of which two are double, 4 plans, one of which is a double page map, 15 are coloured, a half title. Contemporary black half morocco over pebble cloth, gilt ruled, lettered in gilt to spine, gilt compartments etc. This work is dedicated to Viscount Kingsborough, who himself, at great expense, produced one of the highly important illustrated works on the archeology of the region. By the age of 19 Waldeck had explored the Cape of Good Hope. He had also studied art under French artist David. Understanding art helped Waldeck to capture his findings on his travels more vividly on paper, aiding documentation. After selling to the French Government most of his drawings of the Palenque ruins, his work was published in 1863. He was made a member of the Council of American Archeology in 1836.

Coloured plates in order:

1. [Map] Carte de la Province de Yucatan...
2. Costume des Femmes de Campeche.
3. Costume des Femmes Metis a Merida.
4. Costume des Soldats de la Milice.
5. Indien Contrebandier de l'intérieur.
6. Maniere de Voyager dans l'Yucatan.
7. Costume de Majordome des Fermes.
8. Carte et Plan d'une partie des ruines d'Ytzalane.
9. Etude d'une partie de la Pyramide de Kingsborough.
10. Elevation du Temple du soleil / Elevation du Temple des Asterismes.
11. Etude d'une partie du Temple du Soleil.
12. Mascarons.
13-15. Idoles et Vases en Terre Cuite.
16. Relief Astronomique de Palanque.