BRASSEUR DE BOURBOURG, CHARLES-ETIENNE. 1814-1874; and J.F.M. COMTE DE WALDECK. 1766-1875 Monumens Anciens du Mexique. Palenque et autres ruines de l'ancienne civilisation du Mexique. Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1866.

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BRASSEUR DE BOURBOURG, CHARLES-ETIENNE. 1814-1874; and J.F.M. COMTE DE WALDECK. 1766-1875
Monumens Anciens du Mexique. Palenque et autres ruines de l'ancienne civilisation du Mexique. Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1866.

US$ 10,000 - 15,000
£ 8,100 - 12,000
BRASSEUR DE BOURBOURG, CHARLES-ETIENNE. 1814-1874; and J.F.M. COMTE DE WALDECK. 1766-1875
Monumens Anciens du Mexique. Palenque et autres ruines de l'ancienne civilisation du Mexique. Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1866.
Folio (550 x 355 mm). Two letterpress titles, woodcut illustrations; double-page map of the Yucatan peninsula by Malte-Brun dated 1864, 54 tinted lithographed plates, two in full-color, of the ruins of Yucatan by Waldeck, numbered 3-56, and including 4 double-page plates, each with two numbers, occasional light browning, deckle edges. Contemporary red morocco-backed papered boards, corners bumped, extremities lightly rubbed.
Provenance: Duc d'Uzes, the 11th Duke, Gerraud de Crussol d'Uzes (manuscript instructions for the binder on a thin paper label, tipped in at first title, "Duc d"Uzes 1 vol. 1/2 rel non sognee").

One of the early surveys of the Mayan ruins of the Yucatan Peninsula. Brasseur de Bourbourg was ordained as a priest in 1830 and came to Quebec to teach. After a local dispute in 1848, he began to travel around Mexico and Central America as a missionary and at the same time studied mesoamerican antiquities. In 1864 he joined a french military expedition in Mexico as an archaeologist, the resulting work being Monumens anciens du Mexique. Waldeck was a man of self promotion and advancement. In 1825 he was hired as an hydraulic engineer for a mining company and went to Mexico, but that job didn't last long, and from 1832 to 1833 he lived among the ruins of Palenque. In 1864 he was hired by Kingsborough to travel to Uxmal and make drawings and reconstructions. In 1838 he published his own work on the Yucatan. When Brasseur de Bourbourg was looking for illustrations for the present work, he turned to Waldeck's work on the Palenque. Sabin 7435; Palau 34537, 34538.
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BRASSEUR DE BOURBOURG, CHARLES-ETIENNE. 1814-1874; and J.F.M. COMTE DE WALDECK. 1766-1875 Monumens Anciens du Mexique. Palenque et autres ruines de l'ancienne civilisation du Mexique. Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1866.
BRASSEUR DE BOURBOURG, CHARLES-ETIENNE. 1814-1874; and J.F.M. COMTE DE WALDECK. 1766-1875 Monumens Anciens du Mexique. Palenque et autres ruines de l'ancienne civilisation du Mexique. Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1866.
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