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Creator:
Catherwood, Frederick, artist.
Title(s):

Views of ancient monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan / by F. Catherwood, archt.

Additional Title(s):

Views of ancient monvments in Central America, Chiapas and Yvcatan

Published/Created:
London : Published by F. Catherwood, 9 Arygll Place, 1844.
[London] : Vizetelly Brothers and Co., printers and engravers, Peterborough Court, 135 Fleet Street
Physical Description:
[2], 24 pages, 25, [2] leaves of plates : color illustrations, map ; 56 cm (fol.)
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio B 2016 2 Copy 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio B 2016 2 Copy 2
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Related Content:
View catalog record for Catherwood's original watercolor, Well at Bolonchen, Yucatan
View catalog record for Catherwood's original watercolor, Maya Stela at Copan, Honduras
View catalog record for Catherwood's original watercolor, Ruins at Sabachtsche
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Signatures: [A]1 B-G².
The plates comprise one chromolithographed title page by Owen Jones, 25 tinted lithographs by A. Picken, W. Parrott, H. Warren, J.C. Bourne, G. Moore and T.S. Boys, and one outline map of Yucatan and Central America.
Three of Catherwood's original watercolors reproduced in the present work are in the collections of the Yale Center for British Art, Department of Prints and Drawings: Well at Bolonchen, Yucatan (B1979.12.688); Maya Stela at Copan, Honduras (B1979.12.689); Ruins at Sabachtsche (B1979.12.715). See links provided herewith.
Printer's statement from foot of page 24.
"Usually issued plain, but large-paper copies mounted on thick boards as above were colored."--Tooley. In the hand-colored large-paper copies, the plates are proofs before letters.
Tooley, R.V. English books with coloured plates, 1790 to 1860, 133
BAC: British Art Center copy 1 bound in contemporary green quarter morocco and gold stamped green cloth. Armorial bookplate: Baron Northwick.
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 is a hand-colored large-paper copy (see Tooley), unbound.
Subject Terms:
Central America -- Antiquities.
Central America -- Pictorial works.
Chiapas (Mexico) -- Antiquities.
Chiapas (Mexico) -- Pictorial works.
Northwick, Baron -- Bookplate.
Yucatán (Mexico : State) -- Antiquities.
Yucatán (Mexico : State) -- Pictorial works.
Form/Genre:
Lithographs -- 1844.
Lithographs -- Hand-colored -- 1844.
Chromolithographs -- 1844.
Armorial Bookplates (Provenance)
Proofs before letters.
Contributors:
Jones, Owen, 1809-1874, lithographer.
Picken, Andrew, 1815-1845, lithographer.
Parrott, William, 1813-1869, lithographer.
Warren, Henry, 1794-1879, lithographer.
Bourne, John C., lithographer.
Moore, George Belton, 1805-1875, lithographer.
Boys, Thomas Shotter, 1803-1874, lithographer.
Catherwood, Frederick, publisher.
Vizetelly Brothers & Co., printer.
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  • Plate I. Idol, at Copan
  • Plate II. Pyrmidal building ... at Copan
  • Plate III. Back of an idol, at Copan
  • Plate IV. Broken idol, at Copan
  • Plate V. Idol and altar, at Copan
  • Plate VI. General view of Palenque
  • Plate VII (Upper subject) Principal court of the palace at Palenque
  • Plate VII (Lower subject) Interior of Casa No. III., Palenque
  • PlateVIII. General view of Las Monjas, at Uxmal
  • Plate IX . Ornament over the principal doorway, Casa del Gobernadaor, Uxmal
  • Plate X. Archway; Casa del Gobernador, Uxmal
  • Plate XI. Gateway of the Great Teocallis, Uxmal
  • Plate XII. Ornament over the gateway of the great Teocallis, Uxmal ...
  • Plate XIV. Portion of a building, Las Monjas, Uxmal
  • Plate XV. Portion of La Casa de Las Monjas, Uxmal
  • Plate XVI. General view of Kabah
  • Plate XVII. Interior of the principal building in Kabah
  • Plate XVIII. Well building at Sabachtsche
  • Plate XIX. Gateway at Labnah
  • Plate XX. Well at Bolonchen
  • Plate XXI. Las Monjas, Chichen-Itza
  • Plate XXII. Teocallis, at Chichen-Itza
  • Plate XXIII. Castle, at Tuloom
  • Plate XXIV. Temple, at Tuloom
  • Plate XXV. Colossal head, at Izamal.

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