Soft covered book titled REALM OF THE INCAS An Archaeological History of the Ancient Empire in the Hidden Strongholds of the South American Andes by Victor W. Von Hagen, 4th printing, Sept 1959. 231 pages.
Drawn from Peruvian ruins, from the neglected archives of Spanish conquerors, and from exciting new archaeological discoveries, this is the detailed, engrossing history of the ancient Inca empire, the fabulous land of the Sun Kings, which once stretched over two thousand miles along the South American coast. Complete with over 50 drawings by noted Peruvian artist Pablo Carrera, maps, and photographs, this fascinating book reveals the genius of a brilliant dynasty which, unaided by the art of writing or even knowledge of the wheel, became the richest and largest of the Pre-Columbian civilizations. This book is in VG condition. The pages, yellowed from age, are clean and intact, with a tight binding. Front cover has minor corner crease. It has numerous illustrations and 8 pages of b/w plates. A must have book for anyone interested in the Inca Indians of Peru.