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Travels in Brazil, in the Years 1817–1820

Travels in Brazil, in the Years 1817–1820
Undertaken by Command of His Majesty the King of Bavaria
2 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Latin American Studies

  • Date Published: September 2013
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108063807

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  • First published in 1824, this is a two-volume English translation of part of the account by German naturalists Johann Baptist von Spix (1781–1826) and Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius (1794–1868) of their Brazilian expedition, one of the nineteenth century's great scientific enterprises. Despite debilitating conditions, they accumulated a spectacular collection of specimens, including dozens of live animals and over 10,000 other examples of flora and fauna. Although no further volumes appeared, this wide-ranging work formed part of the library aboard the Beagle during Darwin's famous voyage. Volume 1 recounts the early stages of the expedition, focusing on the voyage from Trieste to Rio de Janeiro. It contains studies of flora and fauna in Malta, Gibraltar and Madeira. Volume 2 covers the expedition's progress from São Paulo, through the state of Minas Gerais, to Villa Rica (now Ouro Preto) up to May 1818.

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    • Date Published: September 2013
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108063807
    • length: 690 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.88kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Dedication
    Translator's preface
    Part I:
    1. Preparation for the expedition
    2. Departure from Triest
    3. Stay at Gibraltar, and in the vicinity
    4. Voyage across the Atlantic Ocean
    Part II:
    1. Stay in Rio de Janeiro
    2. Excursions in the environs of Rio de Janeiro
    3. Journey from Rio de Janeiro, to the city of S. Paulo. Volume 2: Part III:
    1. Stay in the city of S. Paulo
    2. Journey from the city of S. Paulo, to the iron foundry at Ypanema
    Journey from S. Joao de Ypanema to Villa Rica
    Part IV:
    1. Stay in the city of Villa Rica
    2. Journey from Villa Rica to the Coroados Indians on the Rio Xipoto
    3. Excursions in the environs of Villa Rica
    Brazilian popular songs
    Description of the plates in the first volume
    Description of the plates in the second volume.

  • Authors

    Johann Baptist von Spix

    C. F. P. von Martius


    H. E. Lloyd

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