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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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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    The Mystery of the Nazca Lines in Peru

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

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