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

Volume 1


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Latin American Studies

  • Date Published: August 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108063814

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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 (which would contribute to Spix's premature death), 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, covering the voyage from Trieste to Rio de Janeiro. It contains studies of the flora and fauna of Malta, Gibraltar and Madeira. The volume concludes with the arrival at São Paulo on 31 December 1817.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108063814
    • length: 364 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • contains: 4 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Authors

    Johann Baptist von Spix

    C. F. P. von Martius


    H. E. Lloyd

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