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Travels in the gold and diamond districts of Brazil; describing the methods of working the mines, the natural productions, agriculture, and commerce, and the customs and manners of the inhabitants: to which is added a brief account of the process of amalgamation practised in Peru and Chili

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Date: 1825

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Mawe, John. Travels in the Gold and Diamond Districts of Brazil. London, Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green. 1825.

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Mawe, John (1825) Travels in the Gold and Diamond Districts of Brazil. London, Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green.

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Mawe, John, Travels in the Gold and Diamond Districts of Brazil. London, Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green. 1825.

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Originally published under title: Travels in the interior of Brazil

Mawe's classic study of Brazil with much on the gold and diamond districts, beautifully illustrated with hand coloured plates. Mawe was imprisoned as an English Spy in Montevideo in 1805.

Upon his liberty he accompanied General Whitelocke's expedition to Buenos Aires, and on his return to Montevideo he purchased a schooner and sailed to Brazil, putting in at various ports on the way.

Being well received in the country, the Prince Regent, Dom Pedro, gave him permission to visit the diamond mines of Minas Geraes, and other parts of the interior in 1810-11. Mawe was also granted access to government archives.

References:

Abbey Travel 709; Bobins I 19.

Publication Information

Publisher: London, Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green

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English

Pages: 550

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Library of Congress

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ISBN-10: N/A

Date Added: 2019-01-21

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