Journal of a Residence and Tour in the Republic of Mexico in the Year 1826: With Some Account of the Mines of that Country - Journal of a Residence and Tour in the Republic of Mexico in the Year 1826 2 Volume Set (Paperback)
  • Journal of a Residence and Tour in the Republic of Mexico in the Year 1826: With Some Account of the Mines of that Country - Journal of a Residence and Tour in the Republic of Mexico in the Year 1826 2 Volume Set (Paperback)
zoom

Journal of a Residence and Tour in the Republic of Mexico in the Year 1826: With Some Account of the Mines of that Country - Journal of a Residence and Tour in the Republic of Mexico in the Year 1826 2 Volume Set (Paperback)

(author)
£24.99
Paperback 314 Pages / Published: 17/07/2014
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
The British naval officer George Francis Lyon (1795-1832) survived extremes of African heat and Arctic cold during his colourful career. Remembered chiefly for the engaging journals he kept, and for his watercolours of the Arctic, he was fascinated by the indigenous peoples of the lands he explored, notably being tattooed by Inuit and eating raw caribou and seal meat with them. In 1826 he sailed to Mexico, then recovering from its war of independence, to serve as a commissioner for an English mining company. His vivid and often entertaining two-volume account of his experiences was published in 1828. In Volume 2, Lyon encounters notorious bandits outside Guadalajara, ponders the potential navigation of rivers for commercial shipping, and writes of a visit to the Guadalajara theatre: 'had it not been for the universal smoking, and the silence and good manners of the audience, I might have almost fancied myself in England'.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108070928
Number of pages: 314
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 18 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Atlantic and Its Enemies
Added to basket
Lost City of the Incas
Added to basket
The Sugar Barons
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Last Stand
Added to basket
America, Empire of Liberty
Added to basket
Not In Your Lifetime
Added to basket
The Battle for the Falklands
Added to basket
Friday Night Lights
Added to basket
Battle Cry of Freedom
Added to basket
The American Civil War
Added to basket
DK
£16.99
Paperback
The American Civil War
Added to basket
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Added to basket
John F. Kennedy
Added to basket
£19.99
Paperback
The Challenge
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.