City Views, Peoples, Botanicals, Tattoos, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Botafogo, Mondurucu, Fazenda
"Rue da Principe , a Rio"
"Fazenda, da M. Lage"
"Bai de Botafogo"
"Repas apres la Cueillette"
"Racolte du cafe" (coffe harvest)
32 separate page article "Voyage Au Bresil" by M. et. Mme Agassiz published 1866.
There are 53 wood engravings made after photographs which include towns, native animals and plants, various images of indigenous and later inhabitants, and two small maps of the Amazon.
Highly interesting text of early exploration and life in Brazil.
Original antique print
Some images are full page size, other smaller ones are scattered in the text.
The last page shows signs of age and use.
Page size: 27 x 20 cm ( 10.6 x 7.8")
Price for the 32 pages
Text on Page:
Principe Street, in Rio. Drawing by H. Clerget from a photograph.
TRIP TO BRAZIL,
BY MR AND MRS AGASSIZ.
1965-1806. NEW TEXT AND DRAWINGS'.
Brazil landing. - Rio-Janeiro and its suburbs.
April 23, 1865. Yesterday, at daybreak, we recognized Cape Frio, and about seven o'clock we were woken with the pleasant news that the Orga Mountains were in sight. The Coast Range, although low (the highest peaks do not exceed six to nine hundred meters, two thousand or three thousand English feet), is steep and steep. The peaks are quite
1. This report, written in English by Mrs. Agassiz, under the eyes of her husband, was translated by one of the traveling and work companions of the illustrious travellers. We provide excerpts here. The entire translation will be published in one volume by the Hachette bookstore
Mr. Agassiz, born in 1807, in Orbe, in the Swiss canton of Vaud), had already placed himself among the first scholars of Europe by his Histoire naturelle des Poissons d'eau douce de l'Europe (1839 ) and his Etudes sur les glaciers (1840), when he accepted a professorship in the United States in 1846. The services which he has never ceased to render since that time to science by his teachings and his works, in the American republic of the North, have only increased his reputation in Europe.
conical and the slopes descend steeply to the edge of the sea. In some places, however, a wide sandy beach separates them.
The landscape became more and more grandiose as we approached the entrance to the bay, guarded on either side by large sentinel rocks. No sooner have you crossed the narrow portal formed by these peaks than the immense bay unfolds, sinking towards the north for more than twenty miles, resembling a vast lake enclosed by the mountains rather than to a retreat of the ocean. On one side extends the high wall which separates it from the open sea, and whose broken crest bristles with peaks at Corcovado and Tijuca, or flattens out into a broad table at Garia. On the other side, further inland, appear the Organs with their singular needles, while at the helm, at the very entrance, watches over the bleak and bare rock so known as Sugar Loaf. (Pao de Assucar).
Fazenda by M. Lage. Drawing by Riou from a photograph.
TRIP TO BRAZIL,
BY MR AND MRS AGASSIZ'.
1965-1966. NEW TEXT AND DRAWINGS
From Rio de Janeiro to Para (suite).
August 8. Today, still unknown jellyfish. Two of the expedition members threw themselves into a canoe to fetch them, but the tide was moving with such rapidity that they passed like a flash and we barely had time to point them out to the two fishermen, before let the tide carry them away. The disc is a chocolate brown that darkens to a darker, more velvety shade towards the edge, which itself is slightly scalloped and not cut into deep lobes as in the species observed yesterday. The eyes, eight in number, are clearly visible; they form on the edge as many small lightly colored spots. The appendages descending from the mouth are more solid and have less thick fringes than those of the six jellyfish the day before. Our present-day jellyfish also move more slowly in their glass prison, and when the disc, a little languidly, but with a still firm and steady beat, rises or falls, its broad edge changes from a lighter brown to a soft, almost black chocolate shade.
Our stars on the surface of the ocean announce to us the vicinity of the Amazon. These spots soon become wide bands and the fresh water invades the sea more and more. Around ten o'clock we are right at the mouth of the river; but we do not see the shores of it; 240 kilometers separate them. However, as we have to circumvent the large island of Marajo by the arm of Para, we head south towards this city, and as we approach it, many islands begin to limit the view and to divide the huge sheet of fresh water. Finally around three o'clock, in the middle of a violent storm and torrents of torrential rain, we anchored in the port of Para.
August 12. At daybreak, we are up and we are going to walk through the city. The surroundings of Para have been, for the administration, the object of very particular care, and the Rue de Nazareth, a wide avenue which leads from the town to the country, is planted over an extent of two or three miles of beautiful trees, among which the mango trees dominate. Along the way, we notice a palm tree with a slender stem, fallen prey to an enormous parasite which suffocates it with an implacable embrace. Such is the luxuriant vegetation of the dead
1. Suite. Voy, page 225
August 11.- Early, some yellow spots
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