A Voyage to South America: Volume 2

A Voyage to South America: Volume 2 : Describing at Large the Spanish Cities, Towns, Provinces, etc. on that Extensive Continent

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Antonio de Ulloa (1716-95) was a Spanish scientist and mathematician. In 1734 he was asked by Philip V of Spain to join the French geodesic expedition to measure the circumference of the Earth at the equator, and accordingly in 1735 Ulloa and his fellow scientist Jorge Juan y Santacilia (1713-73) travelled to South America, staying until 1744. These volumes contain the English translation of Ulloa's account of South America, first published in 1758. The work was very popular, producing five subsequent editions: this reissue is of the fourth edition of 1806. It provides insights into the social, religious and economic institutions of colonial South America. Volume 2 contains descriptions of the cities and provinces of Lima, Concepcion (in Chile) and Buenos Aires and of the British colony of Boston, visited on the return journey, together with the first ethnological description in English of the indigenous peoples of Brazil.show more

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  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
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  • 1139056387
  • 9781139056380

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Book VII: 1. Journey from Quito to Truxillo; 2. Arrival at Truxillo; 3. Account of the city of Lima; 4. Of the public entrace, &c. of the Vice-roy; 5. Of the inhabitants of Lima; 6. Of the climate of the city of Lima, and of the whole country of Valles; 7. Inconveniences, distempers, and evils to which the city of Lima is subject, particularly earthquakes; 8. Fertility and cultivation; 9. Of the plenty of provisions at Lima; 10. Trade and commerce of Lima; 11. Jurisdiction of the Vice-roy of Peru; 12. Of the provinces in Truxillo, Guamango, Cusco, and Arequipa; 13. Of the audience of Charcas; 14. Account of the three dioceses of La Pas, Sant Cruz de la Sierra, and Tucuman, and of their respective provinces; 15. Account of Paraquay and Buenos Ayres; Book VIII: 1. Voyage from Callao to Paita, thence to Guayaquil, and to Quito; 2. Transactions at Quito; 3. Voyage to Juan Fernandes; 4. Account of Juan Fernandes; 5. Description of the city of Conception, in the kingdom of Chili; 6. Description of Conception bay; 7. Description of the city of Santiago; 8. Account of that part of the kingdom of Chili within the jurisdiction of the audience of Santiago; 9. Commerce of Chili; 10. Voyage to the island of Juan Fernandes; 11. Voyage to Callao; Book IX: 1. Departure from Callao; 2. Nautical observations in the Voyage round Cape Horn; 3. Description of Fernando de Norona; 4. Voyage from Fernando de Norona; 5. Voyage of the Delivrance to Louisbourg, where she was taken; 6. Don George Juan's voyage from La Conception to Guarico, thence to Brest; 7. Account of the harbour and town of Louisbourg, and of its being taken by the English; 8. The colony of Boston, its rise, progress, and other particulars; 9. Voyage from Louisbourg to Newfoundland; Index.show more