LA STELE DE PALENQUE DU MUSEE NATIONAL DES ETATS-UNIS, A WASHINGTON.

Rau, Charles.

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Lyon: Imprimerie Pitrat Aine, 1884. 103 pages. With a photogravure frontispiece, plus four engraved plates depicting Mayan glyphs and figures. 12 x 9 1/2 inches. Blue 3/4 cloth; original wrappers bound in. With a Santiago bookseller's label on the inside cover. The frontispiece has a four inch tear that has been repaired. (Item ID: 3462)


An off print from the Annals du Musee Guimet. Originally published in the "Smithsonian Contribution to Knowledge" in 1879, this work was quickly translated into Spanish and French.
John L. Stevens first visited Palenque in 1840. He sent a large fragment from "The Temple of the Cross" to Washington and in 1858 it was transferred to the Smithsonian. Charles Rau, curator of antiquities at the Smithsonian, was the first to study the tablet and offers here a history of the exploration of Palenque and an attempt at explaining the meaning of various glyphs.



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