John Lloyd Stephens
(1805 - 1852)
John Lloyd Stephens was active/lived in New York, New Jersey / Panama. John Stephens is known for illustrator-South America.
Biography John Lloyd Stephens
A noted author, traveler and artist, John Stephens also played an important role in the development of the Panama Railroad. He made two trips to the Maya region of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula between 1839 and 1842, and his descriptions and drawings of Mayan ruins helped stimulate interest in preservation of the sites. During the first, he explored a handful of "lost" Maya cities, and in 1841, accompanied by artist Frederick Catherwood and the young doctor and amateur ornithologist Samuel Cabot, Stephens returned to the Yucatan peninsula and surveyed forty-four previously unknown Maya sites, among them the world-renowned ruins of Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Kabah, and Tulum. Stephens' account of this journey established him as the founder of Maya ar
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