Books & Documents

To share our passion for Lima, we contribute some priced possessions from our personal library as downloadable PDFs in this section. A few of the older books or documents are difficult to find and give you a lovely inside about the old Lima or Peru. Sometimes looking back will make the present easier understandable. Especially in Peru, this is something we figured out quickly. Wherever possible newer books will be included (as long the copyrights allow us to do so, or we received permission to republish them on LimaEasy).

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Birds of Peru

Books & Documents
Birds of Peru is a beautiful identification field guide with more than 300 color plates showing all the species of birds known from Peru. It presents descriptions, distribution maps, and informatio...
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English
Many years ago, we came across a booklet about Peruvian Markets and Street Food Stands that was published in 2011 by “edelnor” (a Peruvian electricity provider) to promote this so popular segment o...
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English & Spanish
The Peruvian writer and novelist Ciro Alegría Bazán gained international attention and recognition after winning the Latin American Novel Prize in 1941 for “El mundo es ancho y ajeno” (Broad and Al...
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Spanish
The “Corporación de Turismo del Perú” book published in 1947 can be considered one of the first officially distributed picture city guides / tourist guides for Lima.
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English & Spanish
Published in 1857 this beautiful album with 12 pictorial works by A.A. Bonnaffé about clothing, dresses, and typical personalities in the daily life of Lima in this century, it is a real jewel tha...
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Spanish
This exotic and rare booklet named “US Navy Ports of the World, Callao–Lima” was published 1920 by the Bureau of Navigation–Navy Department as part of the Ditty Box Guide Book Series. The 39 pages ...
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English
The booklet named “Lima - Descripción Pintoresca de la Ciudad Capital Del Perú” or “Lima - Picturesque Description of the Capital City of Peru” was published 1913. The 53 pages contain beautiful pi...
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English & Spanish
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National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History - Lima, Peru.mp4

National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History - Lima, Peru.mp4

Founded in April 1826, the National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru (MNAAHP) is Peru's oldest state museum. On display is a wide range of perfectly preserved pre-Hispanic ceramics, textiles, metals, organic materials and lithic's. Objects of historic-artistic value are exhibited. The documentary, photographic and bibliographic collections tell...
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02 July 2021

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    Peruvian Economy

    The Peruvian economy is an emerging, social market economy highly dependent on foreign trade and classified as an upper…
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    The Jeweled Frog and the Condor

    By a quiet pond, at the side of a cloud-topped mountain in Peru, lived a small green frog and his large green family.…
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    History of Peruvian Archaeology

    The story of the origins and development of Peruvian archaeology begins with the earliest Spanish contact in 1524, and…
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    The colorful Fabrics and Textiles of Peru

    Europe’s first knowledge of Peruvian textiles was acquired following the Spanish invasion of Peru in 1532, when the…
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    Francisco Pizarro González (1474-1541)

    Francisco Pizarro, a peasant from Spain, was one of the least well-equipped conquerors in history. However, in the name…