Monuments Anciens du Mexique: Palenqué et Autres Ruines de L'ancienne Civilisation du Mexique

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Publication: 1866

This rare volume on the ruins at Palenque, a seventh-century Maya city-state in Southern Mexico, serves as an important reference for Maya language, history and culture. Waldeck added a bit of poetic license to some illustrations, depicting Maya carvings and glyphs in a style akin to Greek antiquities, and even included a fanciful Maya hieroglyph of an elephant. This was a nod to his patrons, who believed Egyptians or Babylonians had built the grand Maya cities and that Old World animals once inhabited Mesoamerica. The book was donated by Betsy Wills VU `89 and W. Ridley Wills, III in 2004 as the library’s third millionth volume.

Title

Monuments Anciens du Mexique: Palenqué et Autres Ruines de L'ancienne Civilisation du Mexique

Date

Publication: 1866

Subject

Description

This rare volume on the ruins at Palenque, a seventh-century Maya city-state in Southern Mexico, serves as an important reference for Maya language, history and culture. Waldeck added a bit of poetic license to some illustrations, depicting Maya carvings and glyphs in a style akin to Greek antiquities, and even included a fanciful Maya hieroglyph of an elephant. This was a nod to his patrons, who believed Egyptians or Babylonians had built the grand Maya cities and that Old World animals once inhabited Mesoamerica. The book was donated by Betsy Wills VU `89 and W. Ridley Wills, III in 2004 as the library’s third millionth volume.

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Books

Source

Sevier Collection, F1435.1 .P2 B8

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Citation

“Monuments Anciens du Mexique: Palenqué et Autres Ruines de L'ancienne Civilisation du Mexique,” Gallery, accessed October 22, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/919.