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Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, 2 Volumes

Stephens, John Lloyd

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ISBN 10: 0806105283 / ISBN 13: 9780806105284
Editorial: Univ Oklahoma, 1973
Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Título: Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, 2 Volumes

Editorial: Univ Oklahoma

Año de publicación: 1973

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Edición: 2d Printing

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1843. Excerpt: ... AN IRON-BOUND COAST. 381 CHAPTER XXL Search for the Canoa.--An Iron-bound Coast.--A wild Opening. --A sheltered Cove.--The Canoa found.--The Account of the Patron.--A Man overboard.--Return.--Sea-shells.--Departure from Cozumel.--Coast of Yucatan.--Square Buildings.--First Sight of the Castillo of Tuloom.--Rancho of Tancar.--Molas.-- His two Sons.--Visit to the Ruins of Tuloom.--Buildings seen on the Way. -- Magnificent Scenery.--The Castillo.--Front View.--Grand Staircase. -- Columns. -- Corridors.--The Red Hand.--The Wings of the Castillo, consisting of two Ranges. --Devices in Stucco.--Flat Roofs.--Back View of the Castillo. --A Storm.--Sudden Change of Feeling.--Ruined Buildings.-- Square Terrace.--Picturesque Sight.--Fragments of Tablets.-- Isolated Building.--Curious Figure.--Paintings.--Discovery of the City Wall.--Its good Preservation.--Gateways.--Watchtowers.--Buildings.--Ceilings constructed on a new Principle. --Onslaught of Moschetoes. Very early in the morning we were moving. The rain had ceased, but the wind was still high, and the waves exhibited its power. Albino and Bernaldo were even more interested in the missing canoa than we, for tea and coffee were nothing to them, and our supply of biscuit being exhausted at breakfast, they had literally nothing to eat. At daylight Bernaldo set off along the shore, and. soon after I followed with Albino. Passing round the point which had cut off our view of the canoa, we came upon what might well be called an iron-bound coast, being a table of rock rising but a few feet above the level of the sea, washed by every storm; until it had become porous and full of holes, and the edges stuck up like points of rusted iron. The waves were still dashing over them, forming great whirlpools in the hollow spaces, and suggesting a frightfu...

About the Author:

John Lloyd Stephens was an American explorer whose reports on long-forgotten Mayan ruins in Central America caused a resurgence of popular and scholarly interest in the ancient people.

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