Spanish America: Or A Descriptive, Historical, and Geographical Account of the Dominions of Spain in the Western Hemisphere, Continental and Insular; Illustrated by a Map of Spanish North America, and the West-India Islands; a Map of Spanish South America, and an Engraving, Representing the Comparative Altitudes of the Mountains in Those Regions, Τόμος 2

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1818
 

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Σελίδα 73 - Kulanapan family is bounded on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the east by the...
Σελίδα 43 - Aroa, Yaracuy, and the Tuy. — The Guiges falls into that sea sixteen leagues west of the city of Coro. The Tocuyo discharges its waters twenty-five leagues east of the Guiges, or Gaigues : its source is fifteen leagues south of the town of Carora, at the distance of nearly one hundred miles from the ocean ; and it is navigable as far as the village of Banagua, at the distance of forty leagues from its mouth ; its banks furnishing abundance of timber of the largest size, and fit for every kind of...
Σελίδα 83 - Capac, who died in the latter end of the twelfth or beginning of the thirteenth century, was his son Sinchi Roca, or the brave, who extended his dominions sixty miles south of Cuzco.
Σελίδα 243 - ... and, with the assistance of their allies, they put to death every Spaniard whom they found outside of the forts. Villanca, Valdivia, Imperial, and several other towns, were attacked and taken, and Conception and Chillar were burnt. To add to the misfortunes of the Spaniards, the Dutch landed on the Chiloe islands, plundered Chiloe, and put the Spanish garrison to the sword. Hostilities were continued for many years without any extraordinary result. Each party seemed obstinate in its determination,...
Σελίδα 32 - In this the adults of each sex work one hour in the morning, and one in the evening. In the missions nearest the coast, the garden of the community is generally a sugar or indigo plantation, under the direction of the missionary ; and the produce of which, were the law strictly observed, can be employed only for the support of the church, and the purchase of the sacerdotal ornaments. The great square...
Σελίδα 14 - When the Spaniards first landed in this country, they observed several villages built in the lake, which is the mode adopted by the Indians at present, [1810?] considering this plan the healthiest The appearance of one of these little towns amid the waters, caused the Spanish adventurers to name it Little Venice, or Venezuela. Which title was afterwards transferred to the whole Province in the neighbourhood. "Four of these villages still remain [1810?] and are under the government of a monk, who...
Σελίδα 31 - Ficus gigutea. 36 lianas as creep on the ground, reach the tops of the trees, and pass from one to another at the height of more than a hundred feet.
Σελίδα 9 - ... miles on each side, presenting to the eye a boundless expanse of waters. On the banks of the Orinoco the magnificence of the scenery is beyond description. Forests of the greatest extent are filled with aromatic trees, which diffuse the most delightful odor; birds of the most various and beautiful plumage abound, and hordes of monkeys follow the astonished traveller.
Σελίδα 207 - Spaniards, though it is occasionally traversed by both ; in these trackless deserts, there are no land-marks or traces by which the road can be discovered, for many hundred miles : the route, therefore, is pursued by the compass. From Buenos Ayres, the great road to Potosi and Lima passes through Tucuman. In 1748, regular stages were built all the way, post-houses were erected, and relays of horses and carriages provided. The method of travelling is in covered waggons, drawn by .oxen or horses. In...
Σελίδα 33 - ... more than 900 feet in width, filled with trees, whose branches are completely interlaced with each other. The Rio Juagua traverses this crevice, which is the abode of the jaguar, or American tiger, of a very formidable size, being six feet in length. They carry off...

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