The Old Print Shop

Frederick Catherwood


British architect, painter, drawer and illustrator Frederick Catherwood (1799-1854) studied architecture in London from 1815 to 1820. in 1839-40 and 1841-42, he joined the expeditions of the archaeologist John Lloyd Stephens to Mexico and Guatemala. During these expeditions Catherwood used a camera obscura to produce exact and detailed drawings, which later provided the illustrations for Stephen's scientific reports ('Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan', 1841 and 'Incidents of Travel in Yucatan', 1843). In 1844 Catherwood published 'Views of Ancient Monuments', a collection of 25 lithographs.