Catherwood, Frederick (1799-1854) [and] John Lloyd Stephens (1805-1852) Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan. New York: Barlett & Welford, 1844. First edition, large-format loose sheets housed in publisher's portfolio, one of 300 copies, title page lithograph by Owen Jones (edges chipped, old restoration to verso of fore edge and one corner), dedication, ten pages of introduction, pages 11 through 24 describing the twenty-five plates, and the plates themselves: twenty-five tinted lithographs after Catherwood's drawings and one full-page map; with notices of the original publication from contemporary publications pasted inside front board; chipped edges, a few plates with closed short tears, wear to portfolio, 21 x 14 1/2 in. Estimate $15,000-20,000
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