Plates from John L. Stephens’ “Incidents of travel in Yucatan” Volume I, which was published in New York in 1843 long before there were any tourists and when it was nearly all a jungle where very few visitors had gone. The plates being engravings after drawings by Frederick Catherwood.

"Ornaments of the Casa del Gobernador, Uxmal." Page 170.
“Ornaments of the Casa del Gobernador, Uxmal.” Page 170. Collection of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, Digitizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/incidentsoftrave11843step/page/170/mode/2up
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“Kaba, carved beam of sapote Wood.” Page 456. Collection of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, Digitizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/incidentsoftrave11843step/page/n455/mode/2up
Monument, Casa del Gobernador, Uxmal.  Page 182.
Monument, Casa del Gobernador, Uxmal (detail). Page 182. Collection of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, Digitizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/incidentsoftrave11843step/page/182/mode/2up
"Eastern Range of building Monjas, Uxmal." Page 338.
“Eastern Range of building Monjas, Uxmal.” Page 338. Collection of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, Digitizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/incidentsoftrave11843step/page/n338/mode/2up
"Front of Ticul vase" (detail). Page 275.
“Front of Ticul vase” (detail). Page 275. Collection of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, Digitizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/incidentsoftrave11843step/page/275/mode/2up

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