Narrative of a visit to Brazil, Chile, Peru, and the Sandwich Islands

Narrativa de uma visita ao Brasil, Chile, Peru e as Ilhas Sanduíche

  • Mathison, Gilbert Farquhar. Narrativa de uma visita ao Brasil, Chile, Peru e as Ilhas Sanduíche: Com diversas observações sobre o estado passado e presente, e as perspectivas políticas desses países. Londres: C. Knight, 1825. 478 p. (Library of Congress F2223.M43, Open Library OL14029928M).

Viagem, Rio de Janeiro e Praia Grande

Capítulo I Viagem e Rio de Janeiro No domingo, 27 de maio de 1821, embarquei em Lisboa no Vasco da Gama, um navio mercante português, de oitocentas toneladas, com destino ao Rio de Janeiro, Manila e Macau. Um outro navio de seiscentas toneladas, também com destino ao Brasil e às Índias Orientais, nos acompanhou, dado...

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Viagem de Niterói a Nova Friburgo

Capítulo II Excursão ao interior Tendo contratado um empregado suíço que me servia de guia, e tendo levado um suprimento de provisões indispensáveis – uma arma, etc... – deixei Praia Grande[1] em um barco tripulado por seis negros, em 23 de setembro de 1821, uma terça-feira. Depois de uma agradável travessia, que durou cerca de...

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  • Mathison, Gilbert Farquhar. Narrative of a visit to Brazil, Chile, Peru, and the Sandwich islands, during the years 1821 and 1822: With miscellaneous remarks on the past and present state, and political prospects of those countries. London:C. Knight, 1825. 478 p. (Library of Congress F2223.M43, Open Library OL14029928M).

Voyage, and Rio de Janeiro

CHAPTER I VOYAGE, AND RIO DE JANEIRO. On Sunday, May 27, 1821, I sailed from Lisbon in the Vasco da Gama, a Portuguese Indiaman, burden 800 tons, bound to Rio Janeiro, Manilla, and Macao. Another ship of 600 tons, likewise bound to Brazil and the East Indies, accompanied us; for large merchantmen seldom sail alone,...

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Excursion in the Interior

CHAPTER II EXCURSION IN THE INTERIOR Having hired a Swiss servant, who acted as guide, and taken with me a stock of necessary provisions, a gun, &c., I left Praya Grande, in a boat manned by six negroes, on Tuesday, September 23, 1821; and, after a pleasant passage of about three hours, reached the mouth...

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Excursion in the Interior Continued – Canta Gallo

Chapter III Excursion In The Interior Continued Canta Gallo At eight o’clock, on the evening of the 10th September, we bade adieu to our kind host, and proceeded on our journey to Canta Gallo[1] by moonlight. Our route lay through a series of thickly-wooded ravines, and on one occasion we were seriously incommoded by the...

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Arrival at Aldea da Pedra – Roman Catholic Missionary – Indian Aborigines of the tribe of Puris – River Parayba

Chapter IV Arrival at Aldea da Pedra[1] – Roman Catholic Missionary – Indian Aborigines of the tribe of Puris – River Parayba[2] We made the best of our way to the abode of Father Thomas, a Capuchin friar, and missionary of the society De Propaganda Fide. His kindness and hospitality were a theme on which...

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Return to Rio de Janeiro

Chapter V Return to Rio de Janeiro We immediately began to retrace our steps, and left St. Fidele[1] the same afternoon at four o’clock. The negro stationed at the ford of the Rio Negro had left his post, it being already dark when we arrived there, and we were obliged to swim the mules across....

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Excursion to Santa Cruz

Chapter VI Excursion to Santa Cruz The next excursion of any importance I made, was to Santa Cruz, a royal farm and residence on the sea-coast, about fifty miles S. W. of Rio. A broad and good carriage-road leads to it – the only road which extends for any distance in this part of Brazil....

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