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Researches concerning the institutions & monuments of the ancient inhabitants of America : with descriptions & views of some of the most striking scenes in the Cordilleras!

Author: Alexander von HumboldtHelen Maria WilliamsEnnio Quirino ViscontiJ G BarnardJohn MurrayAll authors
Publisher: London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, J. Murray & H. Colburn, London : J. G. Barnard, Skinner Street London : Barnard and Farley, Skinner Street 1814.
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Genre/Form: Exploration literature
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Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859.
Researches concerning the institutions & monuments of the ancient inhabitants of America.
London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, J. Murray & H. Colburn, 1814
(OCoLC)889839098
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander von Humboldt; Helen Maria Williams; Ennio Quirino Visconti; J G Barnard; John Murray; Henry Colburn; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown,; Barnard & Farley,; Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 4912741
Language Note: Translation of "Vues des Cordillères et monumens des peuples indigènes de L'Amérique," which forms "1. ptie. 2. section" of "Voyage de Humboldt et Bonpland."
Notes: Engraved title pages.
Pagination: Volume 1: iv, 411 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates (some color) ; Volume 2: 324 pages, 11 unnumbered leaves of plates (some color).
Indexes (volume 2, pages 257-324) refer to the volumes as "volumes XIII and XIV"; signatures and plates also refer to vol. XIII and XIV, indicating that the "Researches" bore those volume numbers in a series of translations of Humboldt's works issued by Longmans.
Description: 2 volumes, 19 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Volume 1. Advertisement of the editor ; Picturesque atlas of travels to the equinoctial regions of the new continent ; Monuments of America, and picturesque views of the Cordilleras ; Statue of an Azteck priestess ; View of the great square of Mexico ; Natural bridges of Icononzo ; Passage of Quindiu in the Cordillera of the Andes ; Fall of the Tequendama ; Pyramid of Cholula ; Detached mass of the pyramid of Cholula ; Monument of Xochicalco ; Volcano of Cotopaxi ; Mexican monument in relief, found at Oaxaca ; Genealogy of the princes of Azcapozalco ; An Azteck hieroglyphical manuscript preserved in the Library of the Vatican ; Costumes delineated by the Mexican painters in the time of Montezuma ; Azteck hieroglyphics, from the manuscript of Veletri ; View of Chimborazo and Carguairazo ; Peruvian monument at Cannar ; Rock of Inti-Guaicu ; Ynga-Chungana, near Cannar ; Interior of the house of the Inca at Cannar ; Azteck bas-relief, found in the great square of Mexico ; Basaltic rocks and Cascade of Regla ; Relief in basalt, representing the Mexican calendar ; Ceorrespondence of English weight and measures with those used in France --
Volume 2. House of the Inca at Callo, in the Kingdom of Quito ; Chimborazo seen from the Plain of Tapia ; Epochas of nature, according to the Azteck mythology ; Hieroglyphic painting, taken from the Borgian manuscript of Veletri, and signs of the days of the Mexican almanac ; An Aztexk hatchet ; An Azteck idol of basaltic porphyry, found under the pavement of the great square at Mexico ; Cataract of the Rio Vinagre, near the volcano of Purace ; Postman of the Province of Jaen de Bracamoros ; Hieroglyphical history of the Aztecks, from the deluge to the foundation of the City of Mexico ; Bridge of ropes near Penipé ; Coffer of Perote ; Mountain of Ilinissa ; Fragments of Azteck hieroglyphics, deposited in the Royal Library of Berlin ; Hieroglyphic paintings in the Borgian Museum at Veletri ; Migration of the Azteck nations, from a hieroglyphic painting deposited in the Royal Library at Berlin ; Vases of granite found on the coast of Honduras ; An Azteck idol, in basalt, found in the valley of Mexico ; Air volcano of Turbaco ; Volcano of Cayambe ; Volcano of Jorullo ; Calendar of the Muysca Indians, the ancient inhabitants of the Plain of Bogota ; Three forms of zocams of the calendar of the Muyscans ; Fragment of a hieroglyphical manuscript preserved in the Royal Library at Dresden ; Hieroglyphic painting taken from the Mexican manuscript, preserved in the Imperial Library at Vienna, nos. 1, 2, and 3 ; Ruins of Miguitlan, or Mitla, in the Province of Oaxaca: plan and elevation ; View of Corazon ; Costumes of the Indians of Mechoacan ; View of the interior of the crater of the peak of Teneriffe ; Supplement. Fragments of hieroglyphic paintings, taken from the Codex Telleriano-Remensis ; Fragment of a Christian calendar, taken from the Azteck manuscripts, preserved in the Royal Library of Berlin ; Hieroglyphic paintings, from the Raccolta di Mendoza ; Fragments of Azteck paintings, taken from a manuscript preserved in the Library of the Vatican ; Volcano of Pichincha ; Plan of a fortified house of the Inca, situate on the Cordillera of Assuay. Ruins of a part of the ancient Peruvian city of Chulucanas ; Raft of the River of Guayaquil ; Summit of the Mountain of Organos, at Actopan ; Mountains of Columnar Porhyry of Jacal ; A head sculptured in hard stone by the Muysca Indians. Bracelet of obsidian ; View of the Lake of Guatavita ; View of the Silla de Caracas ; The dragon-tree of Orotava ; Letter from Mr. Visconti, Member of the National Institute of France, to M. de Humboldt, on certain monuments of the American nations / E.Q. Visconti.
Other Titles: Vues des Cordillères, et monumens des peuples indigènes de l'Amerique.
Researches concerning the institutions and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of America
Responsibility: written in French by Alexander de Humboldt, & translated into English by Helen Maria Williams.

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