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Stephens, John L. 1805-1852

Overview
Works: 259 works in 984 publications in 4 languages and 16,272 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Bibliography  History  Pictorial works  Maps 
Roles: Author, Dedicatee
Classifications: F1432, 917.28
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Incidents of travel in Central America, Chiapas, & Yucatan by John L Stephens( Book )

198 editions published between 1841 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Lloyd Stephens (1805-1852) was an American politician, explorer and writer who is renowned for his pioneering research into the ancient Maya civilisation of Central America. In 1839 Stephens was appointed a Special Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Central America (modern Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador). First published in 1841, this two-volume work is an account of his travels in 1839 and 1840, visiting and recording ancient Mayan sites. Stephens describes Copán, Palenque and forty-two other ancient sites and includes over fifty illustrations drawn by his travelling companion Frederick Catherwood (1799-1854), a professional architect. Although earlier accounts of Mayan ruins had been published, Stephens' vivid descriptions and Catherwood's meticulous drawings were far more detailed and accurate than previous reports, and kindled Victorian interest in the ancient Maya civilisation. Volume 1 focuses on Copán and the indigenous cultures of Central America
Incidents of travel in Yucatan by John L Stephens( Book )

86 editions published between 1843 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains an illustrated 1848 travelogue of a journey through the Yucatan
Incidents of travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea, and the Holy Land by John L Stephens( Book )

70 editions published between 1837 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reisebeschreibung, Aegypten, 19. Jahrhundert
Incidents of travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland by John L Stephens( Book )

55 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incidents of travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea, and the Holy Land by John L Stephens( Book )

66 editions published between 1837 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American writer and diplomat John Lloyd Stephens (1805-52) was effectively the founder of Mesoamerican archaeology, through his rediscovery of the Mayan civilization (his two-volume Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan is also reissued in this series). But before that, having qualified and practised as a lawyer in New York, he went on a two-year journey through Egypt and the Near East, publishing an account of his experiences in 1837 (under the name of George Stephens): this reissue is of the expanded 1838 edition. The work was extremely popular, possibly because, as he states in the preface, Stephens writes 'without perplexing himself with any deep speculations upon the rise and fall of empires', nor does he give much archaeological detail. Volume 2 sees Stephens heading towards Aqaba, whence he moves northward, visiting Petra, Gaza, Hebron, Jerusalem and the Dead Sea before returning to the coast at Tyre and sailing back to Alexandria
Incidents of travel in Yucatán by John L Stephens( Book )

3 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los mayas antiguos; monografías de arqueología, etnografía y lingüística mayas by César Lizardi Ramos( Book )

6 editions published in 1941 in Spanish and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viaje a Yucatán by John L Stephens( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viaje a Yucatán, 1841-1842 by John L Stephens( Book )

9 editions published in 1937 in Spanish and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Begebenheiten auf einer reise in Yucatan by John L Stephens( Book )

5 editions published in 1853 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marvels of Copan : (a handy illustrated guide) by Joaquín Muñoz( Book )

2 editions published between 1941 and 1976 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aventures de voyage en pays maya by John L Stephens( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incidentes de viaje en Centro América, Chiapas y Yucatán; obra escrita en inglés hace cien años by John L Stephens( Book )

in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viaje a Yucatán by John L Stephens( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incidentes de viaje en Centroamérica, Chiapas y Yucatán by John L Stephens( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incidentes de viaje en Centroamérica, Chiapas y Yucatán by John L Stephens( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in Spanish and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viaje a Yucatán by John L Stephens( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes of travel in Egypt and Nubia by John L Stephens( Book )

8 editions published between 1876 and 2012 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In den Städten der Maya : Reisen und Entdeckungen in Mittelamerika und Mexiko 1839-1842 by John L Stephens( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maya explorer : John Lloyd Stephens and the lost cities of Central America and Yucatán by Victor Wolfgang Von Hagen( Book )

2 editions published between 1947 and 1954 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Incidents of travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea, and the Holy Land
Alternative Names
American 1805-1852

An American (J. L. Stephens)

Author of "Incidents of Travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea and the Holy Land".

Author of Incidents of travel in Egypt, Arabia Petrœa 1805-1852 and the Holy Land

Author of Incidents of travel in Egypt, Arabia Petrœa and the Holy Land

Author of Incidents of travel in Egypt, Arabia Petrœa, and the Holy Land, 1805-1852

Incidents of travel in Egypt, Arabia Petrœa 1805-1852 and the Holy Land, Author of

Incidents of travel in Egypt, Arabia Petrœa and the Holy Land, Author of

Incidents of travel in Egypt, Arabia Petrœa, and the Holy Land, Author of, 1805-1852

John Lloyd

John Lloyd Stephens Amerikaans auteur

John Lloyd Stephens avocat, archéologue

John Lloyd Stephens esploratore, scrittore e diplomatico statunitense, famoso per la scoperta della civiltà dei Maya

John Lloyd Stephens explorador, escritor y diplomático estadounidense

John Lloyd Stephens US-amerikanischer Forschungsreisender, Amateurarchäologe, Autor, Anwalt und Diplomat

Lloyd Stephens, John 1805-1852

Stephens, J. L.

Stephens, J. L. 1805-1852

Stephens, J. L. (John Lloyd), 1805-1852

Stephens, John G.

Stephens, John L.

Stephens, John L. 1805-1852

Stephens, John Lloyd, 1805-1852

Джон Ллойд Стефенс

Стефенс, Джон Ллойд

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스티븐스, 존 L. 1805-1852

스티븐스, 존 로이드 1805-1852

존 로이드 스티븐스

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スティーブンズ, ジョン・L

スティーブンズ, ジョン・ロイド

Languages
English (555)

Spanish (68)

German (31)

French (4)

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Incidents of travel in YucatanIncidents of travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea, and the Holy LandIncidents of travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and PolandViaje a YucatánViaje a YucatánViaje a YucatánMaya explorer : John Lloyd Stephens and the lost cities of Central America and Yucatán