By Karl Bartolomeus Heller,Terry Rugeley

This quantity is the first-ever English translation of the memoirs of Karl Heller, a twenty-year-old aspiring Austrian botanist who traveled to Mexico in 1845 to gather specimens. He undergone the Caribbean, lived for a time within the mountains of Veracruz, and journeyed to Mexico urban throughout the towns of Puebla and Cholula. After a quick place of dwelling within the capital, Heller moved westward to check the volcanoes and silver mines close to Toluca.

When the U.S. invaded Mexico in 1846–47 stipulations grew to become chaotic, and the enterprising botanist was once pressured to escape to Yucatán. Heller lived within the port urban of Campeche, yet visited Mèrida, the ruins of Uxmal, and the distant southern region of the Champotòn River." 

 From there Heller, touring by means of canoe, journeyed via southern Tabasco and northerly Chiapas and at last again to Vienna via Cuba and the USA bringing again millions of samples of Mexican vegetation and animals.

 

Heller's account is likely one of the few records we have now from tourists who visited Mexico during this interval, and it truly is quite valuable in describing stipulations outdoors the capital of Mexico City.

 

In 1853 Heller released his German-language account as Reisen in Mexiko, however the paintings has remained almost unknown to English or Spanish readers. This variation now presents an entire, annotated, and hugely readable translation.

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