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Costumbres de los indigenas que habitan en el Valle del Amazonas en el departamento de Loreto

Pinto Rubens, Manuel Rodrigues
[Place of publication not identified]: [publisher not identified], 1873


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"Loreto is one of the departments that constitute the modern Republic of Peru, it borders with Brazil and Ecuador, and is located in the Peruvian Amazonia region; it is the largest department of Peru and amongst the least populated to-date; by the time of the survey performed by Pinto Rubens, it was also one of the least explored and settled by Europeans, most of the missionary attempts of forming permanent populations failed. By the end of the 19th century (1879 - 1912), the Amazon rubber boom saw the region vastly explored and colonialized, and the enslavement of the native population as work-force for the extraction of rubber; this is thus one of the last visual records of what the region looked like before the entry of industry."--Librería de Antaño, Buenos Ayres, bookseller, datasheet.

Text signed, at end: Loreto Noviembre 4 de 1873, Manuel Rodrigues Pinto Rubens.

The 22 watercolors are signed, lower left of image: Rubens.


Leaf numbers at top right of leaves; text pages have an alternate numbering scheme on versos.

In Spanish; some illustration captions in Spanish and French; prefatory leaf in Portuguese.

Contents: [Watercolor plate Spanish-language titles]: Indios Marubos -- Indios Ticunas -- Indios Ticunas : el pagé ejerciendo las funciones de medico : Le Pagé (maitre de vite age) qui [...] la fonction a medecins, il a lu du Ayahuasca et su laisse inspirer pour connaitre la maladie et les remettres -- Indios Ticunas : fête du Hohû (diable) à l'occasion du mariage : in haut [...] l'épouse [...] pagnée des vieilles indiennes, à cotè des musiciens -- Indios Iquito -- Indios Yaguas -- (Danse) Baile de los Yaguas -- Indigenas Cotos -- Indios Orejones -- Indigenas Conuibus -- Indigenas Chistivos -- Indigenas Campas -- Salvagenes Cachivos -- Indios de Sarayaca -- Cocamas, llevando sacerdote a la iglesia : Cocamas qui accompagnent le prêtre a l'église -- Indios Cocamillas : (Enterrement) Entierro celebrado en el pueblo de la Laguna por los indios -- India Jevero --Indios de Chasuta -- Indios Cargueros de balsa puerta Moyobamba : Manière du voyager dans ces pays -- Salvagen Láparo -- Salvagen Givaro -- Loreto sur la Marañon. Capital de Destrito, en la Provincia del Bajo Amazonas. Latt. S. 3.° 49' 46." Long. W[?] de Greenwinch [sic] 70.° 8.' 30." + est l'́eglise.



Spanish, French, Portuguese


Costume -- Peru -- Loreto (Department); Clothing and dress -- Peru -- Loreto (Department); Indians of South America -- Clothing -- Peru -- Loreto (Department); Indians of South America -- Peru -- Loreto (Department) -- Rites and ceremonies; Indians of South America -- Peru -- Loreto (Department) -- Social life and customs; Loreto (Peru : Department) -- Social life and customs; Loreto (Peru : Department) -- Religious life and customs