By Richard F. Burton, Albert Tootal
The guides of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made on hand edited (and occasionally translated) early debts of exploration. the 1st sequence, which ran from 1847 to 1899, includes a hundred books containing released or formerly unpublished works through authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and masking voyages to the recent international, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. First released in English in 1874, this publication includes Hans Stade's autobiographical account of his trap by way of the indigenous Brazillian Tupinamba humans in 1554, and his description in their customs. Stade was once held prisoner for a yr, and in keeping with his sensational file he witnessed many acts of cannibalism and was once provided roasted human flesh via the executive of a Tupinamba village. The nineteenth-century editor additional a preface describing the realm of Brazil in query, the place he himself had spent 3 years of 'exile'.
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XXIX that of the fairest river. An English naval officer declares the Brazilian coast to be deficient in ports : in these parts at least it has some of the best that can be imagined. I visited more than once the town of S. Sebastiao da Terra Firma, so called to distinguish it from the island and its capital, and I always lodged at the house of a bachelor friend, Benedito Fernando Coelho, President of the Municipal Chamber (Mayor). Originally it was a small village, subject, like all the coast places north of Bertioga, to its head-quarters, the Porto de Santos —Sanctorum oppidum.
The sugarcane, of three kinds: the Creoula, Cayenna, and Preta; the latter, a purple variety, little prized, has of late years made way for coffee, and this "fruit", despite want of hands, became the principal export till 1856, when it was attacked by a disease, which had not disappeared in 1866. The "bush-", or wild coffee, had not suffered; the cause, therefore, must be sought in keeping the tree upon the same ground—a general failing in the Brazil. The rice of the Eibeira de Iguape, further south, has PREFACE.
The Fortes da Sapituba, da Ponta da Cruz, whose guns cumber the ground, and da Ponta das Cannas, the most salient point: the latter has an old wall of cut stone, probably dating from 1800, and pierced for eighteen pieces ; it is in ruins, and has served to build the houses. " In this direction also is the temporary Matriz of S. Goncalo, and a brook called " O Bibeiro," coming from the south-west; the upper part supplies drinking water, and the lower is handy for washerwomen. Of course there is a Eua da Quitanda (market street), but the supplies are very limited.