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By Alexander von Humboldt

One of many maximum nineteenth-century scientist-explorers, Alexander von Humboldt traversed the tropical Spanish Americas among 1799 and 1804. by the point of his loss of life in 1859, he had received overseas reputation for his clinical discoveries, his observations of local American peoples and his precise descriptions of the wildlife of the 'new continent'. the 1st to attract and speculate on Aztec artwork, to monitor opposite polarity in magnetism and to find why the US is named the US, his writings profoundly stimulated the process Victorian tradition, inflicting Darwin to mirror: 'He on my own offers any inspiration of the emotions that are raised within the brain on first getting into the Tropics.'

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Ortega y Medina, Humboldt desde México (Mexico, 1960). Oscar Rodriguez Ortiz (ed. ), Imágenes de Humboldt (Caracas, 1973). Mary Louise Pratt, Imperial Eyes: go back and forth Writing and Transculturation (London and big apple, 1992). Jason Wilson, ‘The unusual destiny of targeté Bonpland’, London journal (April-May 1994), pp. 36–48. Miguel S. Wionczek, El Humboldt venezolano (Caracas, 1977). own Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial areas of the USA CONTENTS advent bankruptcy 1 arrangements – Departure from Spain – touchdown on the Canary Islands bankruptcy 2 remain at Tenerife – trip from Santa Cruz to Orotava – expedition to the pinnacle of the Pico de Teide bankruptcy three Crossing from Tenerife to the coasts of South the United States – Sighting of Tobago – Arrival at Cumaná bankruptcy four First remain in Cumaná – The Manzanares river banks bankruptcy five The Araya peninsula – Salt marshes – Ruins of the Santiago castle bankruptcy 6 Mountains of latest Andalusia – Cumanacoa valley – Cocollar summit – Chaima Indian missions bankruptcy 7 The Caripe convent – The Guácharo cave – Nocturnal birds bankruptcy eight Departure from Caripe – The mountain and valley of Santa María – The Catuaro venture – Cariaco harbour bankruptcy nine actual structure and customs of the Chaima Indians – Their language bankruptcy 10 moment remain in Cumaná – Earthquakes – awesome meteors bankruptcy eleven trip from Cumaná to los angeles Guaira – the line to Caracas – normal observations at the provinces of Venezuela – Caracas bankruptcy 12 Earthquake in Caracas – Departure from Caracas – Gold mines – Sugar plantations bankruptcy thirteen Lake Tacarigua – sizzling springs of Mariara – the city of Nueva Valencia – Descent to the Puerto Cabello coasts bankruptcy 14 Mountains located among the Aragua valleys and the Caracas plains – Villa de Cura – Parapara – Llanos or steppes – Calabozo bankruptcy 15 San Fernando de Apure – Connections and bifurcations of the Apure and Arauca rivers – trip up the Apure river bankruptcy sixteen Confluence of the Apure and Orinoco – Encaramada mountains bankruptcy 17 Mouth of the Anaveni river – Uniana top – Atures undertaking – Cataract or raudal of Mapara – Islets bankruptcy 18 Garcita cataract – Maypures – Quituna cataract – Confluence of the Vichada and Zama – Aricagua rock – Siquita bankruptcy 19 San Fernando de Atabapo – San Baltasar – The Temi and Tuamini rivers – Javita – trip strolling from the Tuamini river to the Río Negro bankruptcy 20 The Río Negro – The frontier with Brazil – The Casiquiare – The Orinoco bifurcation bankruptcy 21 the higher Orinoco from its confluence with the Guaviare – moment crossing of the Atures and Maypures cataracts – The decrease Orinoco among the mouth of the Apure river and Angostura, capital of Spanish Guiana bankruptcy 22 The llanos of Payo, or the jap Venezuelan plains – Carib missions – final stopover at to the Nueva Barcelona, Cumaná and Araya coasts bankruptcy 23 Cuba to Cartagena HUMBOLDT’S advent Twelve years have elapsed on account that I left Europe to discover the internal of the hot Continent.

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