Désiré Charnay's The ruins of Central America with notes by Augustus Le Plongeon, and letter of transmittal from Frederick A. Ober to the American Antiquarian Society, 1880-1895
- Restrictions on Access:
- Unrestricted access.
- The collection consists of two items: incomplete version of The ruins of Central America, by Désiré Charnay, extracted from v. 131 (nos. 286-289), v. 132 (nos. 290-291, 294-295, 299), v. 134 (no. 305) and v. 135 (no. 308) of The North American review, published Sept. 1880-July 1882, with marginal notes by Augustus Le Plongeon, originally from the collection of Frederick A. Ober, with ownership stamp of the Antiquarian Society; also, letter from Ober to the American Antiquarian Society, 11 March 1895, mentioning this work as one of several he is donating to the Society.
- Related Titles:
- North American review
- In Rare Books and Manuscripts, University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (#1975-0193R/VF Lit)
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased from Henderson, 1975.
- Administrative History:
- Claude-Joseph-Désiré Charnay was a French photographer, archaeologist, and writer, best known for his travels and photographs of early South and Central American sites. Born in Fleurie, he travelled to New Orleans, where he became a teacher. He travelled extensively throughout Mexico and Central and South America, pioneering the use of photography to document his journeys and discoveries. He made several important finds, and published numerous books about his discoveries, as well as translations and a romance.
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