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[Engraving 1: Frontispiece Casa del Gobernador, Uxmal]

INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL

IN

YUCATAN.

BY JOHN L. STEPHENS,

AUTHOR OF "INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN EGYPT, ARABIA PETRÆA, AND THE HOLY LAND," "INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN CENTRAL AMERICA," ETC.

ILLUSTRATED BY 120 ENGRAVINGS.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

NEW YORK: PUBLISHED BY HARPER & BROTHERS FOR HENRY BILL. 1848.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1843, by HARPER & BROTHERS, In the Clerk's Office of the Southern District of New York

CONTENTS OF THE SECOND VOLUME.

CHAPTER I.

Departure from Nohcacab. Outfit. Rancho of Chack. Fright of the Women. Rancho of Schawill Casa Real. Scarcity of Water. Visit from the Alcalde. Primitive Mode of obtaining Water. A peculiar People. Ruins of Zayi. Great tree covered Mound. The Casa Grande. Fortunate Discovery. Staircase. Doorways, &c. Buildings on the second Terrace. Doorways. Curiously ornamented Columns. Building on the third Terrace. Doorways, Apartments, &c. Stone Lintels. Façade of the second Range of Buildings. Ground Plan of the three Ranges. The Casa Cerrada. Doorways filled up inside with Stone and Mortar. Finished Apartments, also filled up. This filling up simultaneous with the Erection of the Building. A Mound. Ruined Building. Its Interior. Sculptured Head, &c. A strange Structure. An Archway. Perpendicular Wall. Stuccoed Figures and Ornaments. Great Terrace and Building. Apartments, &c. Want of Interest manifested by the Indians in regard to these Ruins.

CHAPTER II.

Visit to a ruined Building near Chack. A Field of Táje. Description of the Building. Hornet's Nest. Young Vulture. Picturesque View from the Terrace. Well of Chack. Exploration of its Passages. Return to the Rancho. Departure from Schawill The Camino Real. Rancho of Sennacté. Wild Appearance of the Indians. Continued Scarcity of Water. Another ruined City. Two ruined Buildings. Apartments, Columns, &c. High Wall. Journey continued. Rancho of Sabachshé. Casa Real. Well Hut of the Alcalde. The Señora. Ruins of Sabachshé. Picturesque Edifice. Alacrity of the Indians. Façade. Pilasters, Cornices, &c. Encounter with an Iguana. Another Ruined Building. The Agave Americana. More Ruins. The Red Hand. The Red Hand used as a Symbol by the North American Indians. Conclusions to be deduced from this Circumstance. Delicate Manner of doing a Service.

CHAPTER III.

Ruins of Labnà. Accounts of the Indians not to be relied on. Irretrievable Ruin. Extraordinary Structure. Doorways. Chambers. Gigantic Wall, covered with Designs in Stucco. Death's Heads. Human Figures in Alto Relievo. Colossal Figure seated. Large Ball and Figures. Dilapidated State of this Structure. An arched Gateway. Other Buildings. Richly ornamented Doorway. Courtyard. Ornaments in Stucco. Large Building. Magnificent Edifice. Façade ornamented with sculptured Stone... Continue reading book >>




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