Waldeck, Frédéric ˜deœ 1766-1875

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French traveller, artist, engraver, and Americanist.

Waldeck, of German or Austrian origin, may have been born in Prague, Paris, or Vienna, in 1766. He travelled to Mexico in 1825 to work for a silver mining company, and later lived in Mexico City where he gave classes in painting and drawing. Throughout his travels in Mexico, he made drawings of the Indian antiquities and ruins, especially in Palenque and Uxmal between 1832 and 1835, and in 1837, back in Paris, where he spent the last 40 years of his life.

From the description of Papers, 1825-1867. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 32364986

French traveller, artist, engraver, and Americanist.

Waldeck, of German or Austrian origin, was born in Prague or Paris or Vienna in 1766. He travelled to Mexico in 1825 to work for a silver mining company, and later lived in Mexico City where he gave classes in painting and drawing. Throughout his travels in Mexico, he made drawings of the Indian antiquities and ruins, especially in Palenque and Uxmal between 1832 and 1835, and in Europe in 1837, where he spent the last 40 years of his life.

From the description of Papers, 1827-1853 (bulk 1827-1832). (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 32370019

French traveller, painter, engraver, and Americanist.

Waldeck, of German or Austrian origin, may have been born in Prague, Paris, or Vienna, in 1766. He travelled to Mexico in 1825 to work for a silver mining company, and later lived in Mexico City where he gave classes in painting and drawing. Throughout his travels in Mexico, he made drawings of the Indian antiquities and ruins, especially in Palenque and Uxmal between 1832 and 1836, and in 1837 after his return to Paris, where he spent the last 40 years of his very long life.

From the description of Journals : England and Mexico, 1825-1837. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 32302442

French traveller, artist, engraver, and Americanist.

Waldeck, of German or Austrian origin, may have been born in Prague, Paris, or Vienna, in 1766. He travelled to Mexico in 1825 to work for a silver mining company, and later lived in Mexico City where he gave classes in painting and drawing. Through his travels in Mexico, he made drawings of the Indian antiquities and ruins, especially in Palenque and Uxmal between 1832 and 1835, and in 1837 in Paris, where he spent the last 40 years of his very long life.

From the description of Journal de poche de Natchan / J.F. Waldeck : nottes [!] de théogonie azteque et variété d'autres, pour servir en voyage. Palenque. No. 24 (Treis). 1832-1853. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 32338795

French traveller, artist, engraver, and Americanist.

Waldeck, of German or Austrian origin, may have been born in Prague, Paris, or Vienna, in 1766. He travelled to Mexico in 1825 to work for a silver mining company, and later lived in Mexico City where he gave classes in painting and drawing. Throughout his travels in Mexico, he made drawings of the Indian antiquities and ruins, especially in Palenque and Uxmal between 1832 and 1835, and in 1837 in Paris, where he spent the last 40 years of his very long life.

From the description of Nottes [sic] sur différens points qui dépendent de mon ouvrage de Mexico : et de continuation de mes recherches a mon départ pour le Yucatan 1834. 1834-1837. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 32339239

French traveller, painter, engraver, and Americanist.

Waldeck, of German or Austrian origin, may have been born in Prague, Paris, or Vienna, in 1766. He travelled to Mexico in 1825 to work for a silver mining company, and later lived in Mexico City where he gave classes in painting and drawing. Throughout his travels in Mexico, he made drawings of the Indian antiquities and ruins, especially in Palenque and Uxmal between 1832 and 1835, and in 1837, back in Paris, where he spent the last 40 years of his very long life.

From the description of Sketchbook, [between 1825 and 1852]. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 48462593

French traveller, artist, engraver, and Americanist.

Waldeck, of German or Austrian origin, may have been born in Prague, Paris, or Vienna, in 1766. He travelled to Mexico in 1825 to work for a silver mining company, and later lived in Mexico City where he gave classes in painting and drawing. Throughout his travels in Mexico, he made drawings of the Indian antiquities and ruins, especially in Palenque and Uxmal between 1832 and 1835, and in 1837 in Paris, where he spent the last years of his very long life.

From the description of Vol. 26 de mon journal de notes de l'annee 1833-34 : conjugation des verbes aztèques, vocabulaire tchol et maya, ocotzinco. 1833-1837. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 32341890

French traveller, painter, engraver, and Americanist.

Waldeck, of German or Austrian origin, may have been born in Prague, Paris, or Vienna, in 1766. He travelled to Mexico in 1825 to work for a silver mining company, and later lived in Mexico City where he gave classes in painting and drawing. Throughout his travels in Mexico, he made drawings of the Indian antiquities and ruins, especially in Palenque and Uxmal between 1832 and 1835, and in 1837 in Paris, where he spent the last 40 years of his very long life.

From the description of Journal et nottes [sic] du voyage aux ruines del Palenque : années 1832,33 / par Jean Frederic Waldeck. 1834-1853. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 32315322

French traveller, artist, engraver, and Americanist.

Waldeck, of German or Austrian origin, may have been born in Prague, Paris, or Vienna, in 1766. He travelled to Mexico in 1825 to work for a silver mining company, and later lived in Mexico City where he gave classes in painting and drawing. Throughout his travels in Mexico, he made drawings of the Indian antiquities and ruins, especially in Palenque and Uxmal between 1832 and 1835, and in 1837 in Paris, where he spent the last 40 years of his very long life.

From the description of Journal de notes no. 1 : relevées des différens ouvrages que j'ai le temps de lire entre mes autres occupations. par renvoy de numéro / Waldeck. 1860-1866. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 32342149

French traveller, painter, engraver, and Americanist.

Waldeck, of German or Austrian origin, may have been born in Prague, Paris, or Vienna, in 1766. He travelled to Mexico in 1825 to work for a silver mining company, and later lived in Mexico City where he gave classes in painting and drawing. Throughout his travels in Mexico, he made drawings of the Indian antiquities and ruins, especially in Palenque and Uxmal between 1832 and 1835, and in 1837, back in Paris, where he spent the last 40 years of his very long life.

From the description of Notes et traditions no. 2 : recueillies d'apres les auteurs Espagnoles et indigenes de l'Amérique Centrale, sur l'origine de sa première civilisation, laquelle prit naissance dans l'Yucatan et las Chiapas en même temps, plus de mille ans avant la naissance du Christ / Waldeck. 1864-1867. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 32290481

French traveller, artist, engraver, and Americanist.

Waldeck, of German or Austrian origin, was born in Prague or Paris or Vienna in 1766. He travelled to Mexico in 1825 to work for a silver mining company, and later lived in Mexico City where he gave classes in painting and drawing. Throughout his travels in Mexico, he made drawings of the Indian antiquities and ruins, especially in Palenque and Uxmal between 1832 and 1835, and in Europe in 1837, where he spent the last 40 years of his life.

From the description of Papers, 1827-1853 (bulk 1827-1832) [microform]. (Texas State University-San Marcos). WorldCat record id: 234311103

French traveller, painter, engraver, and Americanist.

Waldeck, of German or Austrian origin, may have been born in Prague, Paris, or Vienna, in 1766. He travelled to Mexico in 1825 to work for a silver mining company, and later lived in Mexico City where he gave classes in painting and drawing. Throughout his travels in Mexico, he made drawings of the Indian antiquities and ruins, especially in Palenque and Uxmal between 1832 and 1835, and in 1837 in Paris, where he spent the last 40 years of his very long life.

From the description of Description of Yucatan : no. 26. 1834-1835. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 213331309

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creatorOf Cortés, Hernán, 1485-1547. Carta tercera de relacion / embiada por Fernando Cortez, Capitan y justicia maior del Yucatan, llamado la Nueva España. Newberry Library
referencedIn Stuart, George E. George E. Stuart collection of archaeological and other materials, 1733-2006. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Waldeck, Frédéric de, 1766-1875. Vol. 26 de mon journal de notes de l'annee 1833-34 : conjugation des verbes aztèques, vocabulaire tchol et maya, ocotzinco. Newberry Library
creatorOf Waldeck, Frédéric de, 1766-1875. Nottes [sic] sur différens points qui dépendent de mon ouvrage de Mexico : et de continuation de mes recherches a mon départ pour le Yucatan 1834. Newberry Library
creatorOf Waldeck, Frédéric de, 1766-1875,. Brief account of a judicial inquiry into the case of doña Ana, accused of using witchcraft to persuade her Indian lover, don Andrés, to marry her [between 1530 and 1549]. Newberry Library
creatorOf Waldeck, Frédéric de, 1766-1875. [Nahuatl glyph map of Aztec migration from Aztlan to Tenochtitlán]. Newberry Library
creatorOf Waldeck, Frédéric de, 1766-1875. Papers, 1827-1853 (bulk 1827-1832) [microform]. Texas State University-San Marcos, Albert B. Alkek Library
creatorOf Waldeck, Frédéric de, 1766-1875. Journal de poche de Natchan / J.F. Waldeck : nottes [!] de théogonie azteque et variété d'autres, pour servir en voyage. Palenque. No. 24 (Treis). Newberry Library
creatorOf Waldeck, Frédéric de, 1766-1875. Palenque : plan rectifié des huit edfices [sic]. Newberry Library
creatorOf Hernández, Gerónimo Florencio. Letter : Tepetitan [i.e. Tepetitlán], to Federico Balde [i.e. Frédéric de Waldeck], Palenque, 1832 June 27. Newberry Library
creatorOf Waldeck, Frédéric de, 1766-1875. Description of Yucatan : no. 26. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Waldeck, Frédéric de, 1766-1875. Notes et traditions no. 2 : recueillies d'apres les auteurs Espagnoles et indigenes de l'Amérique Centrale, sur l'origine de sa première civilisation, laquelle prit naissance dans l'Yucatan et las Chiapas en même temps, plus de mille ans avant la naissance du Christ / Waldeck. Newberry Library
creatorOf Waldeck, Frédéric de, 1766-1875. Journals : England and Mexico, 1825-1837. Newberry Library
creatorOf Waldeck, Frédéric de, 1766-1875. [Nahuatl glyph map of Tetlama region in Mexico]. Newberry Library
creatorOf Waldeck, Frédéric de, 1766-1875,. [Map of the Temascaltepec region in Mexico]. Newberry Library
creatorOf Waldeck, Frédéric de, 1766-1875. Journal et nottes [sic] du voyage aux ruines del Palenque : années 1832,33 / par Jean Frederic Waldeck. Newberry Library
referencedIn Balch, Edwin Swift, 1856-1927,. Papers of the Balch family, 1760-1955. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Waldeck, Frédéric de, 1766-1875. Histoire du Mexique par figures / traduction du méxicain en espagnole et en français par moi : les peintures sont diffuse et contradictoires et ne sont que des copies très inéxactes postérieures à la conquèste : le tracé no. 127 que je possède est le seul guide avec lequel on peut établir les vraies dattes. Newberry Library
referencedIn León, Nicolás, 1859-1929. Papers : pertaining to the history and antiquities of Chiapas, Mexico, 1897-1909. Newberry Library
creatorOf Waldeck, Frédéric de, 1766-1875. Papers, 1827-1853 (bulk 1827-1832). Newberry Library
creatorOf Waldeck, Frédéric de, 1766-1875. [Map of the ruins at Palenque, Mexico]. Newberry Library
creatorOf Waldeck, Frédéric de, 1766-1875. Frédéric de Waldeck letters, 1825-1834. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Waldeck, Frédéric de, 1766-1875. [Map of the Miacatlán region in Mexico]. Newberry Library
referencedIn Ternaux-Compans, Henri, 1807-1864. Notes on Waldeck's Indian pictorial manuscripts, [between 1840 and 1850]. Newberry Library
creatorOf Waldeck, Frédéric de, 1766-1875. Journal de notes no. 1 : relevées des différens ouvrages que j'ai le temps de lire entre mes autres occupations. par renvoy de numéro / Waldeck. Newberry Library
creatorOf Waldeck, Frédéric de, 1766-1875,. [Map of unidentified place, probably in central Mexico]. Newberry Library
creatorOf Waldeck, Frédéric de, 1766-1875. Papers, 1825-1867. Newberry Library
referencedIn Alamán, Lucas, 1792-1853. Photostat of a manuscript letter, Mexico, October 17, 1831 describing the archeological plans of Waldeck / Lucas Alamán. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Ilchester, William Thomas Horner Fox Strangways, Earl of, 1795-1882. Letter : to Frédéric de Waldeck, [London], 1838 July 18. Newberry Library
creatorOf Waldeck, Frédéric de, 1766-1875. Sketchbook, [between 1825 and 1852]. Newberry Library
creatorOf Waldeck, Frédéric de, 1766-1875. Carte du voyage de Mr. de Waldeck en 1832 : de la barre de Tabasco ou Grijalva, par rivières et par terre jusqu'aux ruines de Palenqué. Newberry Library
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Mexico
Chiapas (Mexico)
Copán Site (Honduras)
Yucatán Peninsula
France--Paris
Palenque Site (Mexico)
Uxmal Site (Mexico)
Palenque Site (Mexico)
Mexico
Tlalpujahua de Rayón (Mexico)
Palenque Site (Mexico)
Yucatán Peninsula
Palenque Site (Mexico)
France--Paris
Tabasco (Mexico : State)
Mexico
England--London
Miacatlán Region (Mexico)
Mérida (Mexico)
Miacatlán Region (Mexico)
Mexico--Palenque
Chiapas (Mexico)
Palenque Site (Mexico)
Palenque (Chiapas, Mexico)
Yucatán Peninsula
Morelos (Mexico : State)
Campeche (Campeche, Mexico)
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico
Yucatán Peninsula
Chiapas (Mexico)
France--Paris
Palenque Site (Mexico)
Palenque Site (Mexico)
Yucatán Peninsula
England--London
Xochicalco Site (Mexico)
Morelos (Mexico : State)
Mexico--Palenque
Campeche (Campeche, Mexico)
Distrito Federal (Mexico)
Palenque Site (Mexico)
Yucatán Peninsula
Palenque Site (Mexico)
Mérida (Mexico)
Tetlama Region (Mexico)
England--London
France--Paris
Yucatán Peninsula
Mexico
Yucatán Peninsula
Mexico
Petén (Guatemala : Dept.)
Mexico
Palenque Site (Mexico)
Yucatán Peninsula
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico
Yucatán (Mexico : State)
Mexico--Yucatán
Palenque Site (Mexico)
France--Paris
Papantla de Olarte (Mexico)
England--London
Yucatán Peninsula
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Maya architecture
Aztec mythology
Toltecs--Antiquities
Manuscripts, Mexican
Pictorial maps--Early works to 1800
Manuscripts, French
Maya sculpture
Aztec chronology
Maya gods
Indian cartography--Early works to 1800
Indians of Mexico--Antiquities
Indians of Mexico--Languages--Writing
Views
Aztec gods
Manuscript maps--Early works to 1800
Indians of Mexico--Clothing
Artists--Diaries
Maya language--Glossaries, vocabularies, etc
Indians of Mexico--Chinese influences
Indians of Mexico--Social life and customs
Manuscripts--English
Maya calendar
Aztec gods--Genealogy
Mayas--Antiquities
Indian mythology
Aztecs--History--Sources
Artists--Travel
Manuscript maps
Butterflies
Nahuatl language--Glossaries, vocabularies, etc
Indians of Mexico--History--Sources
Chol language--Glossaries, vocabularies, etc
Indians of Mexico--Pyramids
Aztecs--Antiquities
Tzeltal language--Glossaries, vocabularies, etc
Nahuatl language--writing
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Birth 1766-03-16

Death 1875-04-30

French

English,

Greek, Modern (1453-),

Spanish; Castilian,

French,

Nahuatl languages,

Mayan languages

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