Travel & Maps
MAUDSLAY, ALFRED PERCIVAL, AND ANNE CARY MAUDSLAY.
A Glimpse at Guatemala, and Some Notes on the Ancient Monuments of Central America. London: John Murray, 1899.
4to (285 x 196 mm). Half-title, errata slip. With 44 mostly photogravured plates and 13 maps and plans, including colored folding map, profuse illustrations in text. Original cloth backed boards. A few instances of foxing, occasional toning, folding map toned with a few tears at folds, rear hinge cracked, boards chipped, light soiling to cloth.
Provenance: Hugh Craggs (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED, "To G.H. Jack / from / Alfred P. Maudslay, / April 1930." Alfred Maudslay was one of the first archaeologists to perform in depth studies of Mayan sites. The present, lavishly illustrated volume is a jointly written account of the time he and his wife Anne spent in Guatemala and the Mayan lowlands shortly after they were married.