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Travels in Chile and La Plata

Travels in Chile and La Plata
Including Accounts Respecting the Geography, Geology, Statistics, Government, Finances, Agriculture, Manners and Customs, and the Mining Operations in Chile

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Latin American Studies

  • Date Published: May 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108072977

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  • The botanist and mining engineer John Miers (1789–1879) published Travels in Chile and La Plata in 2 volumes in 1826. The work is an account of his travels and residence in Chile between 1818 and 1825 and his investigations into the cultural, political, geographical and botanical aspects of the country. It is richly illustrated with maps and his own drawings. The work is most valuable for the data it contains from Miers' research into the plants and birds he found there. It includes drawings and descriptions of many species previously unknown and undocumented in the West. Volume 1 contains the main travel account of his journey from England to Chile and geographical descriptions of the places he explored there. Volume 2 gives an account of Chile's political and economic history; its religion and culture; its trade, agriculture and mining; and lists the plants and animals he examined.

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    • Date Published: May 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108072977
    • dimensions: 250 x 322 x 61 mm
    • weight: 1.8kg
    • contains: 17 b/w illus. 5 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. London to Buenos Ayres, and thence to Barranquitos
    2. Barranquitos to Mendoza
    3. Mendoza to Villa Vicencio
    4. Areco to Barranquitos
    5. Observations on the country between Buenos Ayres and Mendoza
    6. Mendoza to Santiago
    7. Mendoza to Santiago
    8. Santiago to Valparaiso
    9. Chile described
    10. Chile described
    11. Chile described
    12. Chile described
    13. India Chile. Volume 2:
    14. Political history of Chile
    15. Political history of Chile
    16. Political history of Chile
    17. Political history of Chile – government
    18. Finance
    19. Religion, morals, manners, and customs of the Chilenos
    20. Trade, commerce, manufactures, weights and measures
    21. Agriculture, tenures
    22. Mines, mining
    23. Mines, mining
    24. The Indians
    Appendix.

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    John Miers

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