Peru 1821. Females of Lima.
Free Mulatto of Lima, Peru.
AMÉRIQUE. Tapada de saya. (Lima)
Rio de la Plata. Woman from the countryside. Argentina.
AMÉRIQUE, Femme de la campagne. Rio de la Plata – environ de Buenos Aires, Montévidéo.
Botokuden or Aymoré people
Indians from south-east Brazil.
Maxuruna. Peruvian indigenous tribesman.
From the journey undertaken by the author with Johann Baptist Ritter von Spix (1781-1826), between 1817 and 1820. South America, 19th century.
Cuba costume at the end of the 19th century.
Outfielder of the French light infantry in Mexico 1861.
Infanterie légère d’une compagnie de voltigeurs (Mexique).
Brazilian merchants ride to the market at Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro, 19th c..
Caravane de marchands allant a Tijuca.
Source: L’Univers, Histoire et description de tous les peuples, Paris.
Pizarro before Charles V.
Francisco Pizarro, the conquerer of Peru, was born in Spain about 1475. In 1522 he became a captain, and organized an expedition to explore and conquer the country south of Darien. His first effort was a failure, but his success was greater in 1526. Still, he was not satisfied, and it was only after visiting Spain to state his case and to display his trophies to the king, that he optioned means to collect a large force. He conquered Peru, obtained the Inca`s treasure as a ransom and then murdered him. In 1541 Pizarro was assassinated by some of his followers.
From: Character sketches of romance, fiction and the drama by Rev. Ebenezer Cobham Brewer, 1892. A revised American edition of the readers handbook. Edited by Marion Harland.