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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
Exposed graves with Mummies of simple type
Passage de la montagne de Quindiu
Calabashes and Baskets
Virgin of the Sun
Volcan d'air a Turbaco
Les Caribes
Woollen Gobelins fabrics with Animal figures
Dress Materials
Loin-Girdles and Woollen Cloths
Ornamented Pieces of Earthenware and smaller Clay Vessels
Moulins a sucre [I]
Ornamental Hems of small Cotton cloths
Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, Cuzco
Front Cover
Singes de la Guyanne Espagnole
Defi de quelques Botocudos
Geometrical Figures and Ornaments derived from them
Emperors of Peru [III]
Gobelins fabric ornamented in superior style
Simple Cotton Gaiments
Dress Materials and Borderings
Solitary grave of a simple equipped Mummy
Front and back view of a Mummy with weaving implements
An Inca of Peru
Cotton Materials with Woollen trimmings
A Mestizo of Quito professing a Liberal Art accompanied by his Pupil
Lloque Jupanqui
Broad Gobelins Woollen Borderings
Infant Mummies — Tattooed and painted limbs
Two Female Domestics of Lima, Natives who have adopted the Spanish Dress
The northern Part of Ancon Bay and the millstones of the Necropolis
Mummies with wig and ear ornaments
Alpaca
Slightly deformed Skull [I]
Gobelins Stuffs with Geometrical Patterns and Annual figures — Parts of Woollen Garments
Plan of Ancon and neighbouring Necropolis
Patres Espagnols du Paraguay
Les Gaucos de Tucuman
Poorly equipped Mummy
Ustensiles des Botocudos
Sundry smaller Articles. Foot Clothing
Greatly deformed Skull [V]
False heads of the Mummy packing
Maniere de perparer le coton
Manco Inca
Back Cover
Dress Materials with Passementerie trimmings
Ccapac Yupanqui
Front Cover
Les Guayanas
Llama
Ustensiles des Coroados, des Botocudos etc
Indian Warrior belonging to a barbarous Tribe
Dress Materials with Geometrical Patterns
Fine Wooden Implement; Workbasket
Emperors of Peru [II]
Sections of the graves
Palas ou forteresse des Incas pres le village de Cannar
Arequipa from the Alameda
Male inhabitant of Lima of the middle class of society
Planteurs de Surinam
Palais des Incas appele Callo
Formes, habillement et parure etc [I]
Title Page
Les habitans de Quito
Woollen Dress Borderings
Ville de Paramaribo
Volcans de Quito - le Pichincha
The Bay of Ancon
Animal Forms and Ornaments derived from them
Garments of Wool and of Cotton with Woollen Patterns
Small Clay Figures
Huayna Ccapac
Moulins a sucre [II]
Borders and border-like fabrics
Smaller Articles
Kerengnatnuck chef des Botocudos avec sa famille
Danses
Inca Ruins
Les Camacans
Indians at Cuzco
Figured Gobelins with Geometrical and Animal designs — Portions of Woollen Garments
Costumes of the Inca Period
Materials for Robes of the Talaria Type
Le lama, l'apaco, la vigogne
Aqueducs de Rio-Janeiro
Counterpart of Material on previous Plate
Passementerie Work
Cataracte de Tequendama
Habillement des habitans de la Conception
Slightly deformed Skull [III]
Borders of flowing Garments — Ornamented Woollen Corner
Greatly deformed Skull [I]
Cotton Cloth with ornamental Corners and Hem
Mummies of Children
Indiens Pampas

Maps

Map Name
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)
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)

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