Between the Amazon and Andes; Or, Ten Years of a Lady's Travels in the Pampas, Gran Chaco, Paraguay and Matto Grosso

Between the Amazon and Andes; Or, Ten Years of a Lady's Travels in the Pampas, Gran Chaco, Paraguay and Matto Grosso

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...of that city. It was not long, however, before I proceeded up the Uruguay to establish a botanical garden, on my own account, in the ruined mission of Santo Tome. " One afternoon, while sleeping in my hammock, I was awakened by the shouting of some of my Indians, and on going to the door was cut down by a Paraguayan soldier. It appeared the tyrant Francia had heard that I was cultivating yerba or Paraguay tea, and sent a party of his men into that part of Corrientes to destroy my plantations and carry me prisoner into Paraguay. " During nine years of captivity I was prohibited, under pain of death, from going more than a league from my house, but I contrived to earn, by the practice of medicine, enough for my support, besides occasional gains from a sawmill which I established for the benefit of my neighbours. At last, on the 12th of May 1829, at the earnest request of the British and French Governments, the tyrant F rancia set" me at liberty, with orders to leave Paraguay in twenty-four hours. On reaching Buenos Ayres I was very kindly received by the French Admiral commanding the station, who informed me that his Majesty Louis Philippe had directed him to offer me a passage home to France. I have recently sent home by the Admiral fifty cases of specimens collected by me in Paraguay, and I am now about to establish a model farm and botanical garden at San Borja, from which to send plants for acclimatisation in foreign countries." Besides the memoir, Mdlle. Labougle gave us a copy of a portrait of Mons. Bonpland taken by his friend Signor Pellegrini. August 8.--We took horses for the French colony of Lomas, which is ten miles from Corrientes, on the banks of the Upper Parana. Shortly after _ leaving the town...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236929004
  • 9781236929006