Lettre de N. Horstman A M. La Condamine. 2. Le Gouverneur de Maranhao a Pedro Da Motta E Silva. 3. Depositions Soumises a la Cour Constituee Pour L'Examen Des Demandes Portugaises. 4. Le Commandant de La Fronitere Du Rio Branco Au

Lettre de N. Horstman A M. La Condamine. 2. Le Gouverneur de Maranhao a Pedro Da Motta E Silva. 3. Depositions Soumises a la Cour Constituee Pour L'Examen Des Demandes Portugaises. 4. Le Commandant de La Fronitere Du Rio Branco Au

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...wherein is contained the map of South America made by M. Brion, with a description of this lake. The same may be observed in the maps cf Gomilla and others. But it is not only the S aniards and the English who have entered upon the task of discovering the Lago Dourado, put t e Dutch also, as fancying themselves neighbouring upon it, have set about the same usmess. CCCXXXVI. In the year 1741 Nicolas Horstman ascended the Rio Essiquibe from the Colonies of Dutch Guiana in search of the said lake and after much labour he succeeded in entering our Rio Branco, and giving himself 11 to its current he came out in the Rio Negro, ' whence he proceeded to the town of Cameta, w iere he was still living, lamenting the uselessness of his enterprise, in the year 1773, when I went on an expedition to the said town. CCCXXXVII. On the 16th of March of this present year, 1775, on which I am writing this journal, there arrived at this town of Barcellos, capital of this Captaincy, Gervazio le Clerc, a native of the Bishopric of Liege, who served the Republic of Holland in the aforesaid Guyana, being one of the garrison in the tort of Essequibe, and on guard at a post of the river of the same name, from which he deserted. I am well aware he says he did not do so with intent to' search for Lake Dorado, and enterin our Rio Branco, led b the Paraiuana Indians, he came upon one of our fishery factories, whence he was transported to t is town. CCCXXX VIII. In fine, if Lago Dourado exists at all, I am sure it is only in the ima ' ation of the Spaniards, and I have positive intelligence that even at the present moment t ey are searching diligently to find it. But really this matter only ought to be dealt with in terms of allegory or irony, just as a...show more

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