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Peru is a country on the western Pacific coast of South America that formed the traditional homeland for the Inca civilization. Following the European arrival in the New World though, the Inca kings were toppled by the Spanish conquistador Pizarro. In fact, the name Peru is derived from Biru which is a small river on the west coast of Colombia where Pizarro first landed.

Peru is divided longitudinally into three well-defined regions, the coast, the sierra and the montana. The coast, extending from the base of the Western or Maritime Cordillera to the Pacific Ocean, consists of a sandy desert crossed at intervals bv rivers flowing through narrow, fertile valleys. The sierra is the region of the Andes, and is about 250 m. in width. It contains stupendous chains of mountains, elevated plains and table-lands, warm and fertile valleys and ravines. The montana is the region of tropical forests within the valley of the Amazon, and skirts the eastern slopes of the Andes.

References:

1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica, Volume 21. pgs. 264-278.

Available Books

Book Title Date
Peru - Cuzco: a Journey to the Ancient Capital of Peru Cuzco: a Journey to the Ancient Capital of Peru 1856
Peru - The Present State of Peru The Present State of Peru 1805
Peru - History of the Conquest of Peru Vol. 1 History of the Conquest of Peru Vol. 1 1847
Peru - History of the Conquest of Peru Vol. 2 History of the Conquest of Peru Vol. 2 1847
Peru - Le Costume Ancien et Moderne [Amerique] Vol. 2 Le Costume Ancien et Moderne [Amerique] Vol. 2 1821
Peru - The Necropolis of Ancon Vol. 3 The Necropolis of Ancon Vol. 3 1880
Peru - The Necropolis of Ancon Vol. 2 The Necropolis of Ancon Vol. 2 1880
Peru - The Necropolis of Ancon Vol. 1 The Necropolis of Ancon Vol. 1 1880
Peru - Historical Researches on the Conquest of Peru, Mexico Historical Researches on the Conquest of Peru, Mexico 1827
Peru - Peru; Incidents of Travel and Exploration Peru; Incidents of Travel and Exploration 1877
Peru - A Survey of Ancient Peruvian Art A Survey of Ancient Peruvian Art 1917
Peru - An Account of the Conquest of Peru An Account of the Conquest of Peru 1917
Peru - Race and Society in the Andean Countries Race and Society in the Andean Countries 1918
Peru - Relation of the Discovery and the Conquest of the Kingdoms of Peru Vol. 1 Relation of the Discovery and the Conquest of the Kingdoms of Peru Vol. 1 1921
Peru - Relation of the Discovery and the Conquest of the Kingdoms of Peru Vol. 2 Relation of the Discovery and the Conquest of the Kingdoms of Peru Vol. 2 1921
Peru - Biblioteca Andina Biblioteca Andina 1928
Peru - A Study of Peruvian Textiles A Study of Peruvian Textiles 1932
Peru - Parte Primera dela Chronica del Peru Parte Primera dela Chronica del Peru 1553
Peru - The Seventeen Years Travels of Peter de Cieza The Seventeen Years Travels of Peter de Cieza 1709
Peru - The Travels of Pedro de Cieza de Leon The Travels of Pedro de Cieza de Leon 1864
Peru - Segunda Parte de La Cronica del Peru Segunda Parte de La Cronica del Peru 1880
Peru - Ttahuantin-Suyu or the Empire of the Yncas Ttahuantin-Suyu or the Empire of the Yncas 1880
Peru - The Second Part of the Chronicle of Peru The Second Part of the Chronicle of Peru 1883
Peru - The War of Quito The War of Quito 1913
Peru - The War of Chupas The War of Chupas 1918
Peru - The War of Las Salinas The War of Las Salinas 1923
Peru - La Cronica del Peru La Cronica del Peru 1922
Peru - Travels in Various Parts of Peru Vol. 1 Travels in Various Parts of Peru Vol. 1 1830
Peru - Travels in Various Parts of Peru Vol. 2 Travels in Various Parts of Peru Vol. 2 1830
Peru - Ancient Civilizations of the Andes Ancient Civilizations of the Andes 1931
Peru - In the Wonderland of Peru In the Wonderland of Peru 1913
Peru - Inca land : Explorations in the Highlands of Peru Inca land : Explorations in the Highlands of Peru 1922
Peru - Vitcos, the Last Inca Capital Vitcos, the Last Inca Capital 1912
Peru - An Historical and Descriptive Account of the Peruvian Sheep An Historical and Descriptive Account of the Peruvian Sheep 1811
Peru - Perou et Bolivie Perou et Bolivie 1880
Peru - Across Unknown South America Vol. 1 Across Unknown South America Vol. 1 1913
Peru - Across Unknown South America Vol. 2 Across Unknown South America Vol. 2 1913
Peru - Recuerdos de la Monarquia Peruana Recuerdos de la Monarquia Peruana 1850

Images

Image Name
Spindles and Workbaskets
Solitary grave of a simple equipped Mummy
Various kinds of Garments
Ccapac Yupanqui
Forteresse du Cannar d'apres l'Atlas de Humboldt
Dolls and Animal Figures
Title Page
Ville de Paramaribo
Arequipa from the Alameda
Les habitans de Lima
Kerengnatnuck chef des Botocudos avec sa famille
La Roche d'Inti-Guaieu
Simple Cotton Gaiments
Bright Woollen Garments
Puris dans leurs forets
An Inca of Peru
Two Female Domestics of Lima, Natives who have adopted the Spanish Dress
Formes, habillement et parure etc [II]
Woollen trimmings of Cotton garments
Huira Ccocha Inca
Emperors of Peru [I]
Formes, habillement et parure etc [I]
Ornamented Corners
Dress Materials horizontally striped
Maize Cobs and other Plants
Mummies with wig and ear ornaments
Dolls' Clothes and Toys
Front Cover
Female Indian, habited as the Minerva of Peru
Ustensiles
Cotton Materials with Woollen trimmings
Animals as sepulchral Offerings - Matting used at Burials
Pieces of insertion of Woollen Band
Mummies of Children
Place du marche de Buenos-Ayres
Ttupac Inca Yupanqui
Gray Earthenware
Indians at Cuzco
The northern Part of Ancon Bay and the millstones of the Necropolis
Vue de Buenos-Ayres
Large and small girdle pouches
Tupac Amaro
Remains of Dogs and Foxes
Two Mummies from one Grave
Greatly deformed Skull [V]
Front Cover
Cascade de Rio Vinagre
Ear-Pendants
Remains of Canis Ingae
Woollen, Cotton and Net pouches
Title Page
Jeu de la Ciueca
Back Cover
Church of Santo Domingo, Cuzco from the Yntip Pampa
Materials for Robes of the Talaria Type
Les Caribes
Large Mummy with false head
Danses des Chiliens
Male inhabitant of Lima of the middle class of society
Inca Yupanqui
Cotton Cloth with ornamental Corners and Hem
Cathedral of Cusco, N.E. side of Plaza Mayor
Emperors of Peru [III]
Large Cliicha Vessel
Les Guayanas
Wooden Weapons and Implements
Ornamented Cotton Garment with Woollen border
Border-like Woollen fabrics
Fighter at a Bull-Feast
Back Cover
Thread-wound rods; Crosses and sepulchral Tablets
Les habitans de Quito
Title Page
Dress Materials with Geometrical Patterns
Greatly deformed Skull [I]
Figured Gobelins with Geometrical and Animal designs — Portions of Woollen Garments
Le lama, l'apaco, la vigogne
Slightly deformed Skull [II]
Book Display
Red Earthenware partly painted
Radeaux de Guayaquil
Loosely woven and reticulated Stuffs
La ville et la montagne de Potosi
Manco Inca
Bannerlike Decorations
Les Charruas
Greatly deformed Skull [III]
Black Earthenware Vessels
Moulins a sucre [I]
Human Forms and Ornaments derived from them
Back Cover
Moulins a sucre [II]
Ornamented Pieces of Earthenware and smaller Clay Vessels
Ustensiles des anciens Peruviens trouves dans leurs tombeaux
Graman-Quacy etc
Gobelins Materials with Human figures — Portions of Woollen Garments

Maps

Map Name
Cuzco: a Journey to the Ancient Capital of Peru - A Map of Peru (1856)
Historical Researches on the Conquest of Peru, Mexico - Anahuac in the Year 1521 Containing the Empire of Mexico (1827)
Ttahuantin-Suyu or the Empire of the Yncas - Ttahuantin-Suyu or the Empire of the Yncas (1880)
Historical Researches on the Conquest of Peru, Mexico - The World on Mercator's Projection (1827)

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