Budapest: 1896. viii,205pp. Quarto. Original tan publisher's cloth, stamped in red and gilt; illustrated onlay on front cover lacking, rebacked preserving original spine. Light wear and soiling to covers, corners bumped. Ink stamp on title page and several internal leaves. Minor soiling and toning to text. Good. Item #2360
Scarce Hungarian travel narrative describing the authors travels in Mexico and "the tropics." In addition to Mexico, the author seems to have visited Cuba, Venezuela, Panama, and Central America. The work is illustrated, highlighting famous or notable sights, as well as the scenery and local people, specifically several images of "Indians." Significantly this travelogue, written after the French incursion into Mexico and the fall of Emperor Maximilian I, depicts Mexico in a far more independent and positive light than previous Hungarian narratives. We locate five copies in OCLC, but only one in the United States, at the New York Public Library.