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Lake Chapala Through the Ages; an anthology of travellers' tales

Lake Chapala through the ages - cover

by Tony Burton. (First edition, Sombrero Books, 2008).

Join award-winning author Tony Burton in exploring the fascinating history of the Lake Chapala region’s formative years—from the arrival of conquistadors in the early 1500s to the start of the Mexican Revolution in 1910.
Poets, friars, travellers, exiles and scientists overcome bandits and natural disasters to offer captivating tales of courage, greed, delight, unexpected triumphs and much, much more.
215 pages, with original illustrations by Rosemary Chan, glossary, bibliographic references and index.

Western Mexico - A Traveller's Treasury

Western Mexico - A Traveller's Treasury - cover

by Tony Burton. (Reprint of 3rd edition, Perception Press, 2001.)

This delightful, well-written book has become a classic. It contains dozens of suggestions for daytrips and longer excursions in western Mexico, avoiding big city destinations such as Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta or Morelia, to concentrate on lesser-known places. Original maps and charming pen and ink illustrations by Mark Eager. 201 pages.

Lake Chapala Maps - 2008

Lake Chapala Maps - 2008 - cover

by Tony Burton. (2008)

The definitive street plans of the major villages on Lake Chapala including: Chapala, Ajijic and Jocotepec, and their subdivisions, together with touring maps of the north and south shore, and a detailed regional map showing highways, tourist information and villages within day-trip range of Guadalajara and Chapala. Full color; full street index

Sombrero Books, P.O. Box 4, Ladysmith, B.C. V9G1A1, Canada.

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Published or Updated on: February 16, 2007
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