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Travels in South America, during the Years, 1819–20–21

Travels in South America, during the Years, 1819–20–21
Containing an Account of the Present State of Brazil, Buenos Ayres, and Chile
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Latin American Studies

  • Date Published: July 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108033732

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  • First published in 1825 and based on his diaries, this detailed two-volume account by Alexander Caldcleugh (1795–1858) of his experiences in Brazil, Buenos Aires, and Chile portrays a diverse and changing continent. London-born Caldcleugh was posted to South America in 1819 as private secretary to the British minister at the Portuguese royal court (based in Brazil 1808–21). Following that two-year mission, he returned to South America in 1829 and remained there until his death. Caldcleugh's book appealed to the avid interest of European readers in the 'New World'. It was well-received upon publication and in 1826 was translated into German. With its close attention to geography, geology, politics, economics, culture and society, and its descriptions of agriculture, gold mines and an adventurous crossing of the Andes, the book is at once a fine example of the nineteenth-century travel narrative and a document of colonial attitudes.

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    • Date Published: July 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108033732
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 45 mm
    • weight: 1.1kg
    • contains: 8 b/w illus. 1 colour illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Departure from England
    2. Climate
    3. Agriculture, maize, mandioca, sugar and coffee
    4. Population
    5. Departure for Buenos Ayres
    6. Province of Buenos Ayres
    7. Individual comfort, food, dress, and houses
    8. Revenue
    9. Departure from Buenos Ayres
    10. Mendoza
    11. Extent of Modern Chile
    12. State of Chilian agriculture. Volume 2:
    13. The provisional constitution of Chile
    14. Departure from St. Jago
    15. Departure from St. Jago for Buenos Ayres
    16. Departure from La Punta de San Luiz
    17. Preparations for a journey to the gold mines
    18. Queluz
    19. Excursion to the gold mines of the Rio das Velhas
    Appendix.

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    Alexander Caldcleugh

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