Iconografia Arqueologica de El Tajin
Publisher: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (INAH)
Place: Mexico City
317 pages with end paper map, mas, photographs, charts, plates, diagrams and drawings. Square Octavo (8 3/4" x 8 3/4") bound in original publisher's paper boards with black lettering to spine and cover in original pictorial jacket. First edition limited to 3000 copies.
El TajÃn is a pre-Columbian archaeological site in southern Mexico and is one of the largest and most important cities of the Classic era of Mesoamerica. A part of the Classic Veracruz culture, El TajÃn flourished from 600 to 1200 C.E. and during this time numerous temples, palaces, ball-courts, and pyramids were built. From the time the city fell, in 1230, to 1785, no European seems to have known of its existence, until a government inspector chanced upon the Pyramid of the Niches. The site is located in Mexico in the highlands of the municipality of Papantla in modern-day Veracruz, not far from the city of Poza Rica, which lies northwest of the port and city of Veracruz. The city is set in the low rolling mountains that lead from the Sierra Madre Oriental to the Gulf coast near the Tecolutla River.
A near fine copy in a fine jacket.
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