The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge Volume 3

The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...up by the provinces of Pianhy and Goyaz. Hogs are few; and sheep and goats still fewer, being almost universally deemed of little or no use. Among wild animals, the anta or tapir, the ounce, the boar, and deer, are the most numerous species and most hunted. Monkeys of different kinds are common in the woody districts. Parrots and some other birds, more distinguished by the beauty of their plumage than by their voice, are found in all parts of the province. Among the snakes some are poisonous. Various species of bees produce honey; some in the cavities of the trunks of the trees, as in Poland and Russia, others in little hives of wa which they form in the twigs. Whales, which were once so abundant along the coast, that the produce of the fisheries formed a considerable article of exportation, have much decreased in number; and at present the train-oil which is obtained from them is hardly adequate to the consumption of the province. Sharks are very frequent, and a good deal of oil is extracted from their livers. The sea as well as the rivers, and especially the Rio S. Francisco, contain many other kinds of fish, which afford subsistance to numerous families. The province of Bahia is divided into three comarcas or districts, of which that of Ilheos was formerly a separate capitania, and comprehends the coast south of the island of Tinhare, and all the country inland to a distance of about a hundred miles. Thecomarca of Bahia, which lies to the north of it, contains the Reconcave, and all the country to the north of it up to the boundary of the provinces Seregype and Pernambuco. The comarca of Jacobina comprehends the western part of the province. The principal places in Ilheos are Olivenca, Mieos, Villa de Contas, and Camamu; in Babia, besides the...
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  • Paperback | 788 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236636414
  • 9781236636416