Architecture of Campeche


ANDREWS, George, EDZNA, CAMPECHE, MEXICO: MONUMENTAL ARCHITECTURE revised and expanded F.L.A.A.R. edition, Includes references to the extensive ancient Maya canal irrigation system unique to Edzna, drawings of stelae, hieroglyphic stairway, lots of temples and pyramids, two "volumes" (one volume text; one volume boxed set of large architectural maps),

BAER, Phillip, and William Merrifield, Two studies on the Lacandones of Mexico (Summer Institute of Linguistics publications in linguistics and related fields, 33) . 54 photos including stunning portaits of the Lacandon Maya, 274 p. The best introduction to the Lacandon Maya. Totally out of print


PINA CHAN, R., CULTURA Y CIUDADES MAYAS DE CAMPECHE. 9 color photos, 129 B+W, 14 drawings (maps, tables, charts, illustrations), features Chenes and Rio Bec monumental architecture. Pina Chan was in charge of excavations at Xpuhil, Becan, and other sites. government subsidized coffee table book, hardbound, 199 p.

POLLOCK, H.E.D., Puuc Architecture (Memoirs of the Peabody Museum, Vol 19) , illustrates and describes more than 150 Puuc style Maya sites, over 500 pages, must be a thousand illustrations. This comprehensive book is dedicated to photographs of temple pyramid and palaces throughout Campeche and Yucatan. The most complete discussion of an ancient Maya architectural style ever produced.


CARRASCO, Ramon, Chicanna, Campeche, un sitio de la frontera sur: Estudio arquitectonico (Spanish Edition) 1994, Spanish, the only complete report on the Rio Bec architectural style of Chicanna, full architectural drawings of all the main temples & palaces show all the masks and sculptures. small softcover format. 157 p., lots of illustrations, (We could find only three copies in all Mexico).

Santa Rosa Xtampak

HERRMANN, Andreas, Auf den Spuren der Maya: Eine Fotodokumentation von Teobert Maler (1842-1917) , 19th century photographs by TEOBERT MALER of Maya sites. Published by ADEVA-Graz (long out of print). Ignore the German, go for the great photographs: PIEDRAS NEGRAS with the Usumacinta River in the background, the stelae of Piedras Negras still in situ, YAXCHILAN with the stelae before being removed to Mexico City.
- See the illusive HUNTICHMUL II, the bizarre tower system totally unlike anything at Rio Bec.
- DZIBILTUN, the most beautiful single temple in the entire Chenes area. DSEBKABTUN's main palace before it collapsed.
- Panorama of HOCHOB before the most ornate monster-facade building collapsed.
- SANTA ROSA XTAMPAK as it looked in the last century. - front and rear views. 19th century photographs including the sculptures in the palace while still intact! The incredible temple of Maler's Plate 42 has never been found since - one of the most bizarre sculptured facades in the Chenes area.
- The Maler photograph of DZIBILNOCAC is the best ever taken.
- Shows KIUIC, ICHPICH, and many ruins unknown until George Andrews rephotographed them in the 1970's.
- The view of XKICHMOL (sic) shows a view no longer possible today.
- Shows what Uxmal looked like in the last century.
Libraries, scholars, and collectors are coming to FLAAR since they report the publisher in Graz says it is "sorry, out of print." You cannot get this cheaper by ordering directly from Graz because they have no more copies. The book is totally out of print. We have about two copies left. A treasure of 19th century photographs, hardcover, printed in Europe.

HELLMUTH, Nicholas First season photography and analysis of standing architecture at Santa Rosa Xtampak, Campeche, Mexico , 146 p, plus full page photographs

HELLMUTH, Nicholas, Wood that has lasted one thousand years: Lintels and vault beams in Maya temples and palaces , full page photographs of Xtampak, Uxmal, Tikal.


HELLMUTH, N., Advances in knowledge of the monumental architecture of Santa Rosa Xtampak: Based on photography and mapping of June-July 1989 , 231 p with plenty of photographs, all full page size. Thorough architectural discussion of Puuc, Chenes, and Rio Bec intermingling of palace facade styles.



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