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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
Title Page
A Mestizo of Quito professing a Liberal Art accompanied by his Pupil
Exposed graves with Mummies of simple type
The terraced hills South of Ancon
Figured Gobelins with Geometrical and Animal designs — Portions of Woollen Garments
Idolees des Caribes
Mummies with wig and ear ornaments
Volcans de Quito - le Pichincha
Necklaces and Bracelets
Red Earthenware partly painted
Dolls' Clothes and Toys
Distinctions honorifiques de la famille royale etc
Gobelins Materials with Human figures — Portions of Woollen Garments
Cotton Materials with Woollen trimmings
Large Red Earthenware
Greatly deformed Skull [VI]
Indian representation of the Costumes of the Ynca and his Queen
Moulins a sucre [II]
Manco Capac et la Reine Coya-Mama-Oello rassemblent les sauvages
Civilized Indian wearing the Poncho
Fine Earthenware
Ccapac Yupanqui
Dress Materials with Geometrical Patterns
Sepulchral deposits
Sundry smaller Articles. Foot Clothing
Ornamented Robes of the Talaria Type, with accompanying trimmings
Female Warrior of the Yurimangua Tribe
Back Cover
Back Cover
Arequipa from the Alameda
Materials for Robes of the Talaria Type
Woollen Borders and Cotton dress Materials
[Four Crests]
Tapestry with figures of Warriors
Woollen Borders of Cotton garments
Greatly deformed Skull [I]
Book Display
Huayna Ccapac
Inca Yupanqui
Formes, habillement et parure etc [II]
Emperors of Peru [II]
Small Clay Figures
Slightly deformed Skull [I]
Pacha Cutic Inca
Plan of Ancon and neighbouring Necropolis
Formes, habillement et parure etc [I]
Back Cover
Armes et Ustensiles des Paris, des Coroados, etc
Sacrifices des anciens Peruviens
Back Cover
Sumptuous Garment of a Mummy
Black Earthenware Vessels
Les Patachos
Ustensiles des Botocudos
Sundry pieces of weaving
Front Cover
Woollen Dress Borderings
Side view and section of the Mummy figured on Plate 16
Yahuar Huaccac
Mummies of Children
Radeaux de Guayaquil
Atahalipa defait et prisonnier
A Female of Lima of the middle Class of Society
Just Sahuaraura Ynca Vii Portrait
The Bay of Ancon
Greatly deformed Skull [III]
Cotton dress Materials
Le lama, l'apaco, la vigogne
Remains of Dogs and Foxes
Wooden Weapons and Implements
Inca Ruins
Danses
Dress Materials and Borderings
Les Gaucos de Tucuman
Soldats de la plage orientale de la Plata
Bridge over the Apurimao
Singe Leonina, le Condor etc
Cotton stuffs reticulated and ornamented with Needlework
Cataracte de Tequendama
Dress Materials horizontally striped
Overseer of a Royal Peruvian Mine
Ear-Pendants
Calabashes and Baskets
Fighter at a Bull-Feast
Maize Cobs and other Plants
Defi de quelques Botocudos
Animals as sepulchral Offerings - Matting used at Burials
Front and back view of the false head of the Mummy figured on Plate 11
Dress Materials with Passementerie trimmings
Indian Warrior belonging to a barbarous Tribe
Woollen Gobelins fabrics with Animal figures
Emperors of Peru [III]
Fine Wooden Implement; Workbasket
Gobelins Stuffs with Geometrical Patterns and Annual figures — Parts of Woollen Garments
Bozal, or Raw-negro, residing in the district of Lima
Front Cover

Maps

Map Name
Ttahuantin-Suyu or the Empire of the Yncas - Ttahuantin-Suyu or the Empire of the Yncas (1880)
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)
Historical Researches on the Conquest of Peru, Mexico - The World on Mercator's Projection (1827)

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