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    G[ustave]. F[erdinand]. von Tempsky. Mitla: A Narrative of Incidents and Personal Adventures on a Journey in Mexico, Guatemala, and Salvador in the Years 1853 to 1855 With Observations on the Modes of Life in Those Countries. London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1858. First edition. 8vo. xv, 436pp. Five color lithographic plates, one fold-out; eleven woodcuts; and one large colored folding map (Route Through Mexico, Guatemala & S. Salvador) at rear. Original publisher's red blind-stamped cloth with titles printed in gilt on the spine. Boards display only minor shelf wear with bumped corners and slightly faded spine panel. Some toning to the edges of the pages, folding map with a tear in one of the folds, else a sound copy in very good condition.

    G. F. von Tempsky (1828-1868) traveled from San Francisco to Mazatlan, Durango, Mexico City, Puebla, Mitla, Tehuantepec, Guatemala, Santa Catarina, Salvador, and well over one hundred smaller towns. His account provides excellent descriptions of the locations, the people, conditions, and geography of the regions in which he traveled. The plates are excellent examples of the then-new process of chromolithography.

    References: Abbey, Travel 665. Humphreys 1745. Palau 329979.


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