Travels in the Interior of Brazil; with Notices on Its Climate, Agriculture, Commerce, Population, Mines, Manners, and Customs: and a Particular Account of the Gold and Diamond Districts.
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1823
Description: Including a Voyage to the Rio de la Plata. 5 colored aquatint plates, map of author's route in Brazil. 8vo, handsomely bound in 20th century 3/4 morocco in brown and red, foxing to map, some light foxing, mostly to margins, including margins of a few of the plates, plate five has been bound on page 232 instead of page 190 as listed in the list of plates. London: Longman, 1823. Very good. "He (Mawe) sailed from Cadiz in March 1805 for Montevideo, and on reaching that town was imprisoned as an English spy. He procured his liberty soon after, but was interned, and did not obtain his release till the capture of Montevideo by General Beresford in 1806. He accompanied the expedition under General Whitelocke to Buenos Ayres, and on his return to Montevideo purchased a schooner and sailed to Brazil, putting in at various ports on the way. He was well received in Brazil by the prince regent, Dom Pedro, who gave him permission to visit the diamond mines of Minas Geraes and other parts of the interior during 1809-10, and also granted him access to the government archives." Dictionary of National Biography, Vol. XIII, p. 110.Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good
Book ID: 243219