TEMPSKY, G.F. von
Mitla. A Narrative of Incidents and Personal Adventures on a Journey in Mexico, Guatemala, and Salvador in the years 1853 to 1855
London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1858. (8 3/8 x 5 inchex). xv, , 436pp. Fourteen plates (five of them colored lithographs, one folding) and folding map.
Contemporary blue polished calf, spine gilt extra, leather label.
Provenance: Inscribed on the fly leaf: "C.S. Newton from his affectionate friend Alfred Trower. On his leaving Eton, Midsummer 1865."
A wonderful account of travel in Mexico and Central America, illustrated with colour plates.
Von Tempsky spent three years in the mining districts of California before setting out on his extensive travels through Mexico, Guatemala, and Salvador in 1853. His narrative includes five handsome color plates of Mexican town scenes, a view of Durango, the ruins at Mitla, and a "fight between the Ranchero and his Indian Antagonists." Edited by J.S. Bell. The map shows Mexico and most of Central America.
Abbey, Travel 665; Palau 329979.