The Stephens/Catherwood Expedition
In 1939 President Van Buren appointed John Lloyd Stephens Ambassador, sent on an expedition of the Mayan ruins. He needed someone to illustrate the experience, and chose Frederick Catherwood, an accomplished artist, to go along.
There is a considerable collection of Catherwood’s artwork on the subject. Just Google Images “frederick catherwood mayan ruins” to discover the first images from the Maya world shared in the Western world in the 1840’s.
in lak’ech, Debra
Frederick Catherwood (27 February 1799 – 27 September 1854) was an English artist, architect and explorer, best remembered for his meticulously detailed drawings of the ruins of the Maya civilization. Over his career he documented sacred ruins all over the world.
UPDATE ON A LIFE DREAM:
On 4 Sun/AHAU I was able to make the reservations for the trip, arriving on October 28 as I had hoped to be there to celebrate Ian Lungold’s Mayan birthday, 12 Sun/AHAU, on October 31st along with the observance of the Day of the Dead. It felt important to the information I would share in my book. I’m grateful to be part of such a flow of Love, more necessary that money, for the realization of my dream. You are already the blessing of just being here. (But you could help me spread the word.) much love, in lak’ech, Debra https://www.gofundme.com/life-dream-a-pilgrimage-of-spirit
MAYAN LANGUAGE FOR BEGINNERS:
How are you? – Bix a beel? (pron. Beesh-uh-bell)
I’m very good. – Ma’alobi (pron. Mah ah-low-bee)
And you? – Kux teech? (pron. Koosh tehch)
Thank you. – Ni’bo’olal. (pron. Nee boo ooh lahl)