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Mérida in Municipality of Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
 

Catherwood House

 
 
Catherwood House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 16, 2019
1. Catherwood House Marker
Inscription.  

Casa Catherwood
Frederick Catherwood y John Stephens fueron dos viajeros ingleses quienes llegaron a Yucatán con la intención de explorar y conocer las ciudades prehispánicas. En sus recorridos, el primero tomó apuntes e hizo registros gráficos de los vestigios arqueológicos, pirámides y esculturas monumentales.

En 1843 John Stephens publícó el libro de viajes, Incidentes de un viaje a Yucatán, ilustrado con las litografías de Catherwood, cuyo trabajo dio a conocer al mundo entero las imágenes de los monumentos prehispánicos de la región. En la casa Catherwood se encuentra una exhibición única en la República Mexicana con las históricas litografías del viajero inglés.

English:
Catherwood House
This house is dedicated to Frederick Catherwood, with an exhibition of historic lithographies which is unique in the Mexican Republic and which depict the English traveler who collaborated with John Stephens on the book titled Incidents de un viaje a Yucatan (Incidents of a trip to Yucatan). This book was published in 1843 and presented the images of the pre-Hispanic monuments
Catherwood House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 16, 2019
2. Catherwood House and Marker
The marker is at the far right of the Catherwood House.
of the region to the whole world.

Maya-Yucateco:
Casa Catherwood
Ts’a’ab u k’aaba’ le naj beya’ yóolal u ye’esajil u kajlayil u máan xíimbal Federico Catherwood, mina’an u láak’ e’esajil bey tuláakal u noj lu’umil Mexico, leti’áant yum John Stephens ikil u ts’íibtik u áanalte’ “incidentes de un viaje a Yucatán” le meyaja’ ts’a’ab ojéeltbil tu ja’abil 1843 yéetel u yoochel úuchben kaajo’ob ti’ le lu’uma’.
 
Location. 20° 58.191′ N, 89° 37.85′ W. Marker is in Mérida, Yucatán, in Municipality of Mérida. Marker is on Calle 59 just east of Calle 74, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 572 Calle 59, Mérida, Yucatán 97000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Nicolás Bravo School (within shouting distance of this marker); Juan Gamboa Guzmán (within shouting distance of this marker); General Santos Degollado Sánchez (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Temple of Santiago (about 120 meters away); The History of Chemulpo Street (about 120 meters away); El Chemulpo (about 150 meters away); Augusto Cárdenas Pinelo (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Julia Dominga Febles y Cantón (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mérida.
 
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Catherwood House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 16, 2019
3. Catherwood House and Marker
Catherwood's engraving of the Gateway at Labnah image. Click for full size.
1844
4. Catherwood's engraving of the Gateway at Labnah
This image from the Library of Congress shows one of Catherwood's engravings. Its text reads:

Specimen Plate
Catherwood’s views of ancient monuments in Central America & Yucatan.
Published by Bartlett and Welford, New York, 1844.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 3, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 3, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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