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 Sherman Library  F1219 .H913 2012    AVAILABLE  
Author Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859, author.
Title Views of the Cordilleras and monuments of the indigenous peoples of the Americas : a critical edition / Alexander von Humboldt ; edited with an introduction by Vera M. Kutzinski and Ottmar Ette ; translated by J. Ryan Poynter ; with annotations by Giorleny D. Altamirano Rayo and Tobias Kraft.
OCLC 762768503
ISBN 9780226865065
ISBN/ISSN 40021930742
Publisher Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Description xxxv, 618 pages : some color illustrations ; 24 cm.
LC Subject heading/s Indians of Mexico -- Antiquities.
Indians of South America -- Andes Region -- Antiquities.
Mexico -- Antiquities.
Peru -- Antiquities.
Andes Region -- Antiquities.
Mexico -- Description and travel.
Peru -- Description and travel.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 501-548) and index.
Contents The Art of Science: Alexander von Humboldt's Views of the Cultures of the World -- An Introduction by Vera M. Kutzinski and Ottmar Ette -- Note on the Text -- Dedication page from the first French edition, Paris, 1810-1813 -- Introduction by Alexander von Humboldt -- Picturesque Views of the Cordilleras and Monuments of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas -- Plates I and II: Bust of an Aztec Priestess -- Plate III: View of the Main Square of Mexico City -- Plate IV: Natural Bridges of Icononzo -- Plate V: Quindiu Pass in the Cordillera of the Andes -- Plate VI: Tequendama Falls -- Plate VII: Pyramid of Cholula -- Plate VIII: Detached Section from the Cholula Pyramid -- Plate IX: Xochicalco Monument -- Plate X: Cotopaxi Volcano -- Plate XI: Mexica Relief Found in Oaxaca -- Plate XII: Genealogy of the Princes of Azcapotzalco -- A Trial Document in Hieroglyphic Script -- Plate XIII: Aztec Hieroglyphic Manuscript Preserved in the Vatican Library -- Plate XIV: Costumes Drawn by Mexica Painters in Montezuma's Time -- Plate XV: Aztec Hieroglyphs from the Velletri Manuscript -- Plate XVI: View of Chimborazo and Carihuairazo.
Plate XVII: The Peruvian Monument of Cañar -- Plate XVIII: Boulder of Inti-Guaicu -- Plate XIX: Inga-Chungana near Cañar -- Plate XX: Interior of the Inca's House at Cañar -- Plate XXI: Aztec Bas-Relief Found in the Main Square of Mexico City -- Plate XXII: Basaltic Rocks and the Regla Waterfall -- Plate XXIII: Basalt Relief Showing the Mexica Calendar -- Plate XXIV: The Inca's House at Callo in the Kingdom of Quito -- Plate XXV: Chimborazo Viewed from the Tapia Plateau -- Plate XXVI: Epochs of Nature According to Aztec Mythology -- Plate XXVII: Hieroglyphic Painting from the Borgia Manuscript of Velletri and Day-Signs from the Mexica Almanac -- Plate XXVIII: Aztec Ax -- Plate XXIX: Aztec Idol Made of Basaltic Porphyry, Found under the Cobblestones of the Main Square of Mexico City -- Plate XXX: Ri;o Vinagre Falls near the Purace; Volcano -- Plate XXXI: Mail Service in the Province of Jae;n de Bracamoros -- Plate XXXII: Hieroglyphic History of the Aztecs, from the Great Flood to the Founding of Mexico City -- Plate XXXIII: Rope Bridge near Penipe -- Plate XXXIV: Cofre de Perote -- Plate XXXV: Mount Iliniza.
Plate XXXVI: Fragments of Aztec Hieroglyphic Paintings from the Royal Library of Berlin -- Plate XXXVII: Hieroglyphic Paintings from the Borgia Museum in Velletri -- Plate XXXVIII: Migration of the Aztec Peoples; Hieroglyphic Painting from the Royal Library of Berlin -- Plate XXXIX: Granite Vase Found on the Coast of Honduras -- Plate XL: Aztec Idol in Basalt, Found in the Valley of Mexico -- Plate XLI: Air Volcano of Turbaco -- Plate XLII: Volcano of Cayambe -- Plate XLIII: Volcano of Jorullo -- Plate XLIV: Calendar of the Muisca Indians, the Ancient Inhabitants of the Bogotá Plateau -- Plate XLV: Fragment of a Hieroglyphic Manuscript Preserved at the Royal Library of Dresden -- Plates XLVI, XLVII, and XLVIII: Hieroglyphic Paintings from the Mexica Manuscript Preserved in the Imperial Library of Vienna, Numbers 1, 2, and -- Plates XLIX and L: Ruins of Miguitlan, or Mitla, in the Province of Oaxaca; Survey and Elevation -- Plate LI: View of Corazón -- Plates LII and LIII: Dress of the Indians of Michoacan -- Plate LIV: View of the Interior of the Crater of the Peak of Tenerife -- Supplement.
Plates LV and LVI: Fragments of Paintings from the Codex Telleriano-Remensis -- Plate LVII: Fragment of a Christian Calendar from the Aztec Manuscripts Preserved in the Royal Library of Berlin -- Plates LVIII and LIX: Hieroglyphic Paintings from the Raccolta di Mendoza -- Plate LX: Fragments of Aztec Paintings from a Manuscript Preserved at the Vatican Library -- Plate LXI: Pichincha Volcano -- Plate LXII: Plan of a Fortified House of the Inca on the Ridge of the Cordillera of Azuay; Ruins of a Part of the Ancient Peruvian City of Chulucanas -- Plate LXIII: Raft from the Guayaquil River -- Plate LXIV: Summit of Los Órganos Mountain at Actopan -- Plate LXV: Columnar Porphyry Mountains of El Jacal -- Plate LXVI: Head Engraved in Hard Stone by the Muisca Indians; Obsidian Bracelet -- Plate LXVII: View of Lake Guatavita -- Plate LXVIII: View of the Silla de Caracas -- Plate LXIX: Dragon Tree of La Orotava -- Letter from Mr. Visconti, Member of the Institut de France, to Mr. von Humboldt, on Some Monuments of the American Peoples -- Notes -- Annotations -- List of Plates from the Original Edition -- Humboldt's Library -- Chronology -- Editorial Note -- Index of Names -- Index of Subjects -- Index of Toponyms.
Language note Translated from French.
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