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1 German Views of Amazonia through the Centuries Richard Hacken Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University Ludwig Richter, St. Genevieve in the Forest, 1841

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3 9 AD – Germanic tribes defeat legions of Rome

4 Hans Hoffmann, A Hare in the Forest, ca. 1585

5 Galleon of the Welser merchant family, 1528 Welser coat of arms

6 Venezuela - Little Venice - Klein Venedig

7 El Dorado : Gold lying around for the taking…

8 Translation of Title: Götz Simmer, Gold and Slaves: The Province of Venezuela during the Welser Administration (1528-1556). (Berlin: Wissenschaft & Technik Verlag, 2000)

9 Ulrich von Hutten, 1488-1523 Philipp von Hutten, 1505-1546

10 Jesuits of Amazonia

11 The Twenty-First Voyage, Or Thorough and Com- prehensive Further Description of the Most Per- fect Landscape of Brazil / Americae, and Inhabitants and Customs of the Same… -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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13 Alexander Freiherr von Humboldt, 1769 - 1859

14 Details, details…

15 Mount Chimborazo (Ecuador) seen from the Tapia Plateau, 1810

16 Humboldt and Bonpland on the Orinoco, by Ferdinand Keller

17 Tabletop mountains, tepuis and Angel Falls near where Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil come together.

18 The aging Humboldt, who lived into his 90 th year…

19 Goethes Trip to Brazil: The Thought Travel of a Genius. Translated title of a recent book by Sylk Schneider. (Weimar: WTV, 2008).

20 Caricature of Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, ca. 1817

21 Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph von Habsburg-Lorraine

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24 Amazonian films of Werner Herzog

25 Lead actor Klaus Kinski (mock?) threatening Director Werner Herzog with a sword off-camera …

26 Green Hell

27 Map from Hans Staden, True Story and Description of a Country of Wild, Naked, Grim, Man-eating People in the New World, America (1557)

28 Ambrosius Richshoffer, Brazilian and West Indian Travel Description, (Strassburg: Städeln, 1677)

29 Journal of Brazil, Or Mixed Reports from Brazil, Collected on Scientific Expeditions by W. L. von Eschwege (vol I: Weimar, 1818)

30 Journey Of His Royal Highness Prince Adalbert of Prussia to Brazil. Comp. and ed. from the diaries Of His Royal Highness… Berlin: Hasselberg, 1857.

31 Artistic Impressions of Brazil from 1884 By Johann Georg Grimm

32 Thank You!


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