Category Archives: Latin America

Landing in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Historical travelogue.

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Historical, travelogue
Landing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1810s

Landing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the beginning of the 19th century.

Historical travelogue by Emeric Essex Vidal and Rudolph Ackermann.

NEAR the centre of the city, a little to the north of the citadel is constructed a mole of rough stone, intended for a landing-place. It is about two hundred yards long, twelve wide, and six high. Notwithstanding this projection, the river is so shoal, that boats are very seldom able to approach it, and five or six carts are constantly plying for the purpose of landing passengers.

Continue reading

THE story of Catalina de Erauso.

Catalina de Erauso alias Francisco Loyola was a Basque noblewoman who lived as a man for several decades ("The nun lieutenant").
Catalina de Erauso (Engraved from her portrait by Pacheco, 1630.)

Catalina de Erauso alias Francisco Loyola (* 1592 in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain; † 1650 in Cuitlaxtla, New Spain, today Mexico) was a Basque noblewoman who lived as a man for several decades (“The nun lieutenant”).

Continue reading

Anne Bonny and Mary Read. Women pirates, 18th century.

Anne Bonny, famous, female, pirates,

Anne Bonny (c. 1697 – c. 1782).

A BRACE OF WOMEN PIRATES. WOMEN WHO POSED AS MEN.

THE life of a pirate on the high seas was hardly likely to attract even the most adventurous woman, yet according to records left by Captain Charles Johnson there were at least two who followed that calling, dressed in sailors’ clothes, and who lived and fought in desperate frays in the early eighteenth century.

Continue reading