Koster, Henry approximately Overview. Publication Timeline. Most widely held works about Henry Koster. Most widely held works by Henry Koster. Travels in Brazil by Henry Koster Book 56 editions published between and in 5 languages and held by 1, WorldCat member libraries worldwide Travels in Brazil, first published in , has proved to be ageless.
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The collection of works left by them integrates the so-called travel literature and makes up a literature of witnesses , whose records and observations help to learn the reality of Brazil at the time.
The presence of foreign travellers and their reports published on Brazil date back to 16th century. With this opening there was a growth in shipping and consequently an increase in the foreign presence in the country. The first to narrate the early history of the country was Pero Vaz de Caminha, in a letter he sent to D. In it was translated by C. The parts refereeing to the states of Pernambuco and Bahia were translated by Alfredo de Carvalho and published under the title of Notas dominicais Dominican Notes , in the Magazines of the Pernambuco Archaeological and Geographic Institute in v.
Another important record is by James Henderson, a traveller and English diplomat who was in Brazil from to and wrote the book still without a Portuguese translation , A History of Brazil: Comprising its Geography, Commerce, Colonisation, Aboriginal Inhabitants , published in London in German Johan Moritz Rugendas has a significant work for the study of the physical characteristics, habits and customs of the black and Indian population, as wells as of the mulattos and mixed-races that today form the so-called Brazilian race.
Their notes were translated to Portuguese and published by Imprensa Nacional under the title Viagem pelo Brasil Travel through Brazil in Richard Francis Burton was one of the great English travellers of the 19th century. In he was appointed as British consul in Santos and in he was granted permission for a trip around Brazil that lasted five months.
His observations were recorded in the book Explorations of the highlands of the Brazil, published in London, in and translated to Portuguese under the title Viagens aos planaltos do Brasil The narratives of the travellers, collected in books, sometimes published in more than one edition and in various languages, were great success at the time, being sought after by the public interested in descriptions of exotic peoples and customs.
The travellers were, therefore, the great chroniclers of Brazilian life in the 16th to 19th centuries, describing in their works aspects of the land, the people, the customs and the conventions of Brazil. Recife, 29 June Updated on 9 September Translated by Peter Leamy, March Viajantes: a paisagem vista por outros olhos. Travellers reports on Brazil, from the 16th to 19th centuries.
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