Mexico. és utazásom a Trópusokon. Jenö Bánó.
Mexico. és utazásom a Trópusokon.
Mexico. és utazásom a Trópusokon.
Mexico. és utazásom a Trópusokon.
Mexico. és utazásom a Trópusokon.
Illustrated 19th Century Account of Mexico and Middle America

Mexico. és utazásom a Trópusokon.

Budapest: “Kosmos” Müintézet Kö- és Könyvnyomda és Hírlapkiadó Részvénytársaság, 1896. First edition. With 41 text illustrations, mainly black-and-white photographic reproductions. Ornamented with initials and tail-pieces. Text in Hungarian. In publisher’s cloth, gilt and red ornamentations on the front panel, gilt title on the cover and the spine, embossed ornamentation on the rear panel. Edges tinted in red. VIII, 205, (3) p. Corners slightly bumped. Cover somewhat worn, with three stains on the front panel and some small stains on the rear panel. Spine artistically restored. New endpapers. Collection stamp on title page, page IV, V, 11 and 135. Pages slightly yellowed due to acidic paper with some stains here and there. In very good condition.

Richly illustrated memoir about Mexico and Middle America, written by the Hungarian world traveler, Jenö Bánó (1855–1927). One of the first Hungarian publications to give account of the area.

As Bánó describes in the foreword, the first part of the book consists of the collection of his articles that he published mainly in Hungarian newspapers during his stay in Mexico, while in the second part he gives account of his journey from Mexico to the Antilles through Veracruz and then to Venezuela. The latter part of the book also includes practical descriptions of growing coffee, sugarcane, vanilla, cocoa and rubber tree. Bánó’s book also gives account of his experiences of travelling with train and steamship. The publication contains several photographs, many taken by the author himself.

Jenö Bánó was a Hungarian world traveller who moved to the United States in 1889, and then settled in Mexico where he set up coffee-plantations. He moved back to Hungary after his plantation has been destroyed by a storm and became the vice-consul of Mexico in 1903. In 1911 he donated his Mexican collection, including nearly 100 archaeological and ethnographic objects and a sizeable collection of photographs to the Hungarian National Museum. Bánó was a member of numerous geographical associations. He has published several books and articles in Hungarian as well as in Spanish.

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Price: €500.00

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